|Latin name:||Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Snow'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - August|
|Growing Height:||55 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
Phlox paniculata is a perennial that grows best in the ground. Prepare a suitable hole in fertile, moist soil. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in compost and granulated cow manure. Plant the phlox at the correct depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. Phlox grows and blooms well in the sun or partial shade.
Phlox paniculata make excellent combination plants
Phlox are eye-catchers in the flower border and in flower beds. The hearty flower spikes have long, sturdy stems. Plant Phlox paniculata in the border along with Monarda 'Mohawk' and Leucanthemum 'Wirral Supreme'. Phlox also combines beautifully with roses. If you are planning to fill an area with large groups Phlox paniculata plants are an excellent choice.
Phlox paniculata 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 will not be tolerated. Deadhead to prolong the flowering season and encourage reflowering. Will die back entirely in late autumn. Cover the plants with a layer of leaf litter as frost protection. Fertilise with garden compost in early spring and remove all withered foliage. You will then soon see new shoots appearing above the ground.
To extend the flowering period of Phlox paniculata cut half of the flower stems back by about 10 cm in June. These stems bloom later, so you can expect a second bloom after the first bloom in July.
Phlox paniculata mixed are a delightful variety for the garden with their hearty clusters of flowers. The flowers are divided into five petals with a hole in the centre. The flowers spread a delicate fragrance and are highly attractive to butterflies.