Phlox paniculata Bright Eyes
Tall with masses of immaculate flowers in the midst of summer very colourful and sweet scented, ideal for the perennial border or as a freestanding plant. Phlox attracts many butterflies and bees throughout the summer.
Details Phlox paniculata Bright Eyes
- Attracts Butterflies
- Blooms: June – September
- Flower colour: pink
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 25 – 50 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 35 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Phlox Bright Eyes
Prepare a partially shaded, sheltered site with well-drained soil, before planting removing any large clumps and stones. Allow sufficient space between plants for good air circulation this helps prevent disease.
Do not water Phlox at night or overhead watering as this causes powdery mildew, allow foliage enough time to dry out before nightfall.
During the active growing season fertilise with a water soluble fertiliser.
They are greedy plants, so apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure deep in early spring. The long stems need support in spring before the flowers appear. Removing faded flower heads and pruning until mid-summer will produce more stems and a later blooms whilst also help preventing unwanted self-seeding.
Plants can be lifted and divided in the spring and autumn.
If supplied as bare roots soak them for 12-18 hours (do not exceed 24 hours). This allows them to take up the maximum amount of water without doing any injury to the plant.