New Kid on the Phlox

20130728-114120.jpgPhlox may be evergreen or herbaceous, mat-forming or erect perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers in terminal clusters.

They come in pinks, whites, bluish purples and deep burgundies and are a great addition to any border. Preferring a fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade, they reach a height and spread of approximately 0.5-1m x 0.1-0.5m.

Plant them alongside Penstemons, Stipa tenuissima, Campanula and Echinaceas for a colourful, bee-attracting border.

Author: Mike the Gardener

Freelance gardening writer, consultant and designer. Mike Palmer is a passionate and professional plantsman, offering services in garden writing, consultancy and garden design. Mike is also available for garden and plant related talks and presentations. Mike has been a professional horticulturalist for over fifteen years.

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