Phlox paniculata 'Windsor'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
A compact cultivar that produces an abundance of dark-eyed, glowing pink flowers. Well suited to a cottage garden where they associate well with roses, they should be planted in bold drifts close to a path or entrance to take full advantage of their deliciously scented flowers.
- Garden care: Support with bamboo canes, brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Phlox are greedy plants, so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3in) deep, of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flower stems to prevent re-seeding. If the leaves show signs of powdery mildew, cut down to the ground and dispose of the affected foliage, but do not compost it. Clear away the debris around the plant to reduce the chances of reinfection. Lift and divide clumps in autumn and spring.
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