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Phlox paniculata ‘Brigadier’

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourOrange, pink, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Phlox paniculata ‘Brigadier’ (Garden phlox). This is a tall perennial which grows about 1m. In the summer it will produce rich long-lasting terminal flowerheads, with small 5-lobed flowers. You should plant in fertile soil which is kept evenly moist but has good drainage. Give them a sunny spot, but a partially shaded area is acceptable.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

United States

Interest and use

Border, fragrance, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • 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 their 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

Lift and divide clumps

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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