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Phlox × procumbens

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBright purple
  • Leaf ColourGlossy

Description

Phlox × procumbens. A compact plant with dark green leaves and purple-pink flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Humus-rich
  • 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 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

Susceptible to eelworm, leafy gall, powdery mildew and leaf spot.

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