Phlox paniculata ()
Phlox paniculata 'Candy Twist'

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Phlox paniculata 'Candy Twist'

Patent No: PPAF

Plant Type: Perennials

New for 2015

Forms large heads of lavender and white striped flowers. More compact with excellent branching and mildew resistance. Fragrant flowers. New selection with liss color reversion than others in this class.

Item

Description

4558680 3"plug - (30/Pack)

Height:

18-24 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Phlox

Common Name: Garden Phlox

Phlox (Garden Phlox) is another classic and popular perennial with many new flower colors. Phlox have an exceptional long bloom time and provide much needed color in the garden mid-to-late summer. Plant in full sun in areas with good air circulation to prevent mildew.

Grow: Use well drained soil with pH 6.0-6.5. Center plugs and plant at or just below soil surface. Planting too shallow may cause plugs to dry. Too deep may prevent proper eye development.

Temperature: Grow warm at 60-68°F to stimulate root and shoot growth.

Water: Allow pots to dry slightly between watering. Water early in the day and keep foliage dry at all times to prevent diseases.

Ferilizer: Phlox are moderate feeders. Fertilize with 150-200ppm Nitrogen as needed.

Disease: Phlox are particularly susceptible to powdery mildew. Inspect crops regularly for small white spots on the foliage and use preventive funicides. Provide good air circulation, maintain low humidity, and keep foliage dry. Alternaria is another fungal disease and often results in the lower leaves drying up and turning brown. Provide good air circulation and increase light levels to the lower foliage by increasing pot spacing. Preventive sprays are also efffective.

Pinch: Pinching stems after 4-6 leaf pairs will promote lateral branching and produce fuller pots with more flowers.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun Tolerant
Nature Attraction
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Attributes
Good Container Plant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage
Fragrant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
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