|Latin name:||Phlox paniculata Europa'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - September|
|Growing Height:||80 - 90 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
Phlox ‘Europa'is a perennial that grows best in the garden. Prepare a large hole in good, loose soil. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in compost and cow manure pellets. Plant the Phlox ‘Europa' at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the roots should be just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Phlox ‘Europa' grows and blooms well in the sun or partial shade in loose, nutritious soil.
Phlox 'Europa' makes an excellent companion plant
The stunning Phlox ‘Europa' is an eye-catcher in the flower border and in flowerbeds. The hearty flower clusters are borne on long, sturdy stems. Plant Phlox paniculata ‘Europa' at the back of the border, along with Monarda ‘Mohawk’ and Leucanthemum ‘Wirral Supreme’. The Phlox also combines beautifully with roses and also with plants that have variegated foliage. If you want to see your flower bed filled with large groups of colour then Phlox paniculata ‘Europa' is an excellent choice.
Phlox 'Europa' is an easy-to-grow perennial that can remain in the same spot for several years. Be sure to prevent the soil around the roots from drying out. Dry soil is not well tolerated. Phlox 'Europa' grows well in moist soil but can survive in regular garden soil. Deadhead to prolong the flowering season. In autumn cut the stems down to the base and mulch with compost or well rotted manure in early spring. Cover the plants with a layer of fallen leaves. In spring, you will soon see new shoots appearing above the ground.
Cutting back Phlox 'Europa'
Early in the season you can prune your phlox by about 2-5 cm and this will encourage a healthy and bushy growth. After the first flowering the stems can be cut back by about 10 cm to just above a point where there are healthy leaves and this will encourage a second flowering period. If there are any signs of powdery mildew cut back the whole stem and destroy both stems and foliage. Cutting back phlox does help to control this.
Phlox ‘Europa' is a great choice for the garden with its hearty clusters of flowers. The white flowers are are divided into five petals with a pink eye in the centre. The flowers spread a delicate fragrance and are highly attractive to butterflies.