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One of a new wave of Phlox with a compact habit and greater resistance to disease. Phlox Violet Flame (‘Barsixtyone’) is a strong grower that will flower profusely, especially when given adequate feeding. Large heads of violet flowers with a faint white eye from June to September. 45cm
This is a lovely plant amongst a lovely Genus. Selected and named by Allan Bloom after his favourite composer, Phlox paniculata ‘Franz Schubert’ is one of the best performing and prettiest of its kind. The colour of the flowers is an enchanting pinkish lilac, fading towards the petal edges and white at the centre. However, dependent on lighting, the flowers can tend towards either the lilac or pink end of the range. Another advantage is that well grown plants are fairly resistant to mildew. 90cm. Feed well and make sure their is adequate moisture in the growing season. Sun to Part shade.
One of a new wave of Phlox with a compact habit and greater resistance to disease. Phlox White Eye Flame (‘Barsixty’) is a strong grower that will flower profusely, especially when given adequate feeding. Large heads of white, pink-eyed flowers from June to September. 45cm
- Phlox paniculata ‘Monica Lynden-Bell’. Altough full out the petals are almost white, the dark pink buds, pink eyes and fresh flowers give the effect of being blush pink – a real beauty from July to October and at its best in light shade. Deliciously scented, strong yet compact. 7cm. Like all Phlox, better where the soil is retentive.
An exceptionally pure white Phlox with large dense heads of flowers (6-9″) of good substance. Phlox paniculata ‘David’ Grows to 3′ (1m) and from its initial flowering in July it is capable of repeat flowering until September if dead-headed and well cared for. Superb, heady, rich fragrance. Nice apple-green foliage is resistant to powdery mildew and even spotting providing conditions are good. This variety was discovered in its native America as a chance seedling. For full sun to partial shade in a moist fertile soil with plenty of organic matter. 36-40″. Native Phlox paniculata are reserved and nurtured by the Brandywine Conservancy Volunteers at Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania. In August 1987, the Phlox seedlings were inspected bu the coordinator and Richard Simon of Bluemount Nurseries. Together they selected a white fragrant form with clean foliage and it was named ‘David’ by Mrs FM Mooberry, the project coordinator, for her husband. ‘David’ may well be a direct descendant of the original Phlox sent to Europe in 1930 by John Bartram. It was ‘Perennial of the Year’ in America in 2002
- Phlox paniculata ‘Mount Fuji’ (‘Fujiyama’). Although classified amongst the paniculata types, this Phlox has an altogether different feel to it. P.’Fujiyama’ has a hearty stout constitution wait a tendency to run a little. It makes a dense and quite tall clump which is topped by dense pyramidal heads of pure white flowers. Healthy pest resistant variety that gives excellent reliable garden value. 125-150cm. Late summer
Tall stems sway with their open heads of saucer shaped white blooms. Phlox carolina ‘Miss Lingard’ is a strong grower that is resistant to mildew. 80cm Will succeed in most soils; even quite boggy soils
All but one of the 60 or so species of Phlox are from the Americas, from Mexico north, but the majority of breeding of modern cultivars has come from Europe, beginning with breeding efforts in France some 100 or so years ago. In the first instance hybrids were known under the name Phlox decussata.
One of the first major breaks that came in the breeding of Phlox was when John Downie of Edinburgh produced the first eyed variety.
Phlox paniculata can be the first of the border perennials to show signs of water stress. They can grow happily in full sun or light shade but do require access to adequate moisture to grow at their best. Thinning out weak shoots early in the season allows the stronger shoots to flourish and flower better. It is also possible to half the height of some of the outside shoots half way through the season. These trimmed shoots will then branch and go on to flower after the main display, prolonging the season.