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Phlox paniculata 'Brigadier'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Red in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

perennial phlox 'Brigadier'

Family

Polemoniaceae


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

'Brigadier' is an erect herbaceous perennial to 90cm in height, with dark green, lance-shaped leaves and large terminal clusters of scented, bright orange-red flowers in summer and early autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline, Neutral or Acid
  • Clay, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or spring. Propagate by basal cuttings spring or propagate by root cuttings in early autumn or winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering then cut down to the base in late autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to a downy mildew and a leaf spot