Phlox

Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii 'Chattahoochee'

Phlox - Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii  'Chattahoochee'

Common Name: Phlox
Genus: Phlox
Species: divaricata subsp. laphamii
Cultivar: 'Chattahoochee'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.35 m (35 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Pretty carpets of pale to deep lilac-blue flowers appear in June with magenta stars at the centre and hairy bright green leaves. This compact spreading semi-evergreen woodland phlox is one of the loveliest low-growing varieties. Try it en masse at the edge of a border in partial shade or among deciduous trees. To minimise the incidence of powdery mildew plant in soil that remains moist in summer.

  • Garden care: Phlox are greedy plants so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3in) deep of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flower stems to prevent re-seeding. If the leaves show signs of powdery mildew cut down to the ground and dispose of the affected foliage but do not compost it. Clear away the debris around the plant to reduce the chances of reinfection. Lift and divide clumps in autumn and spring.

  • Goes well with: Alchemilla mollis, Salvia verticillata 'Purple Sensation', Verbena bonariensis, Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation', Echinops ritro, Veronicastrum virginicum f. album.


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