Scented Phlox Give Gardens Aroma

Scented Phlox Give Gardens Aroma

What is the flower that groups of people look at and sheep meet in ? Well it has to be Phlox and in this case the perennial Phlox paniculata.

Top Variety Tips

  • Only 3 feet tall but the pure white Phlox of Mount Fuji earns its AGM. the flaring petals open out from twisted buds to form clusters of flat white scented flowers.
  • Another AGM winner is Bright Eyes with pale pink flowers having a deeper red centre. The foliage may take on the red tinge during summer and it grows to about 4 feet tall.
  • Phlox paniculata ‘Dodo Hanbury-Forbes’ AGM just for its name or Blue Ice or Blue Paradise to balance up the colour scheme.
  • Alpine phlox can also be strongly scented try Pholx divaricata

Other Phlox Tips

  • Phlox are easy to grow but some varieties may suffer from mildew. Bright Eyes is resistant.
  • Phlox paniculata are a clump forming member of the Phlox family.
  • Cut down the old stems in winter and give the plants a mulch.
  • Phlox will flower in some shade but prefer and smell best in full sun.
  • Phlox Tiara is a new double white flower
  • Phlox from Thompson & Morgan

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Phlox: A Natural History and Gardener’s Guide by James H. Locklear
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