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Phlox ‘Emerald Cushion’

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Phlox ‘Emerald Cushion’ (Phlox). Clumps of fine, light green leaves appear with cymes of large, disc-shaped, pale purple flowers in late spring and mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

Containers, window boxes, beds or rockery, flower arranging.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Peaty
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs trimming after flowering.

Propagation

Propagate rock and hybrids by basal cuttings from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer. Species can be increased by seed in autumn or spring. Annuals can be propagated by seed in spring. P.maculata, P.paniculata and their cultivators should be propagated by division in early spring or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to eelworm, leafy gall, powdery mildew and leaf spot.

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