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Phlox bifida ‘Petticoat’

Sand phlox

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.1m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhitish pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Phlox bifida ‘Petticoat’ (Sand phlox). An evergreen perennial mound from central America. Bears linear mid green variegated pinky-white leaves. Cymes of blue white, star-shaped to salverform flowers appear in early spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

C. USA

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Gritty
  • 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 from seed or cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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