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Phlox adsurgens

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Phlox adsurgens. This is a mounding perennial, The leaves are rounded shiny and about 25mm long and slightly hairy. The flowers are produced in sprays of bright pink flowers about 25mm wide open from late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow easily in temperate climates, though they will need a lot of water to help there growth. Give them fertile soil that drains well but remains moist and a sunny or partial-shaded location. You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

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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