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Phlox amoena ‘Variegata’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourVariegated

Description

Phlox amoena ‘Variegata’. This is a low mounding perennial, The leaves are about 6cm long, narrow and hairy. The flowers are mauve to white and slightly scented.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Interest and use

Rock gardens Spring/Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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