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Phlox pilosa

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  • Phlox pilosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Phlox pilosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink, pale purple, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Phlox pilosa. This species of perennial will grow to about 60cm tall. The linear to lanceolate leaves are 12.5cm. The flowers are large panicle corymbs of pale purple, white or pink blooms.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

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

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  • Phlox pilosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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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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