Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fragrance' - PlantPhlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Fragrance'
A delightfully scented phlox!
The lovely perennial struts its stuff in any border with pretty pink flower heads. These flowers also smell quite delightful. Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fragrance' is mid-height so will look just great in the middle of your border. Phlox (Phlox paniculata) 'Sweet Summer Fragrance' is easily grown. Order several so you can have this lovely colour repeating in your border or over the garden. You will just love it!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePhlox 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 plantsPhlox 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.
Show morePhlox Mixed are easy-to-grow perennials 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 Mixed grow 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 backTo 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.
Show morePhlox 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.