Phlox × arendsii 'Miss Jill' (Spring Pearl Series)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Slender, semi-evergreen foliage clothes the upright stems, which for several weeks from early summer, are crowned with showy flowerheads. The flat-faced, white flowers, each with a small pink eye, open from attractively twisted buds.
- Garden care: Support with bamboo canes, brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Phlox are greedy plants, so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3 in) deep of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flowers to prevent reseeding. Cut down to the ground in autumn and lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.
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