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Phlox hoodii

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Phlox hoodii. This is a tuft-forming evergreen dwarf perennial with lance-shaped hairy leaves. In late spring it will bear single salverform pale purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • 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

You can 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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