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