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Phlox drummondii ‘Petticoat’

Annual phlox

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Phlox drummondii ‘Petticoat’ (Annual phlox). This is a half-hardy annual, with flowers borne in clusters. This is a popular garden bedding plant and has long been appreciated for its brightly coloured flowering clusters which bloom in various colours..

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, cutting bed, rock garden, border, edging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile, Sandy
  • 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

Annual sow then plant out

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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