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Phlox divaricata ‘Clouds of Perfume’

Woodland phlox

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.3m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Phlox divaricata ‘Clouds of Perfume’ (Woodland phlox). Masses of pale blue delicate flowers are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Wild sweet William

Origin

Canada, E. USA

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • 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

Watch out for red spider mite, eelworm and powdery mildew.

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