Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'

2 litre pot £17.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume' perennial phlox: Exquisite pale blue flowers

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of small, ice-blue, fragrant flowers appear in June and July above the hairy, bright green leaves of this spreading, semi-evergreen phlox. Ideal for woodland gardens and cottage style schemes where they have protection from sun during the hottest part of the day. To make the most of their heady scent, plant near an entranceway or frequently used path.

    Garden care: Add lots of leaf-mould or composted pine needles to the soil when planting, since it prefers a humus-rich soil. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

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Probably buy again.


A rather small plant, but certainly fragrant and with an attractive pale colour. I am waiting to see how well it has survived the winter. My lesson from this is to attempt to buy larger, more mature plants.




Survived the cold


These seem to have survived the cold of the north of Scotland.




I wouldn't buy this item again.


This was my second attempt to grow this lovely plant in my garden. The first time I purchased plug plants and these did not grow sufficiently that year to overwinter successfully. The second time I bought plants and they arrived in good condition so I was very hopeful. However, it was not long before the slugs and snails took their toll on the little beauties. Having tried to snail proof them they made a valiant effort but have not grown successfully despite following the guidelines to the letter. A lovely plant but clearly not for my garden.


North Yorkshire


A favourite


This is to complete the scented patch, on the side of my drive,to welcome callers. I have found phlox is a strong surviver in partial sun or shade. The summer flowers give a good show and the perfume is an added bonus. An old fashioned plant which I will buy again and again if space in my garden allows.


Wetherby, Yorkshire


Phlox divaricata Clouds of Perfume

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My Phlox and Bergamot leaves are browning Hi there I have a Phlox and some Bergamot which I bought from you a while back and whilst it's growing really well, I am finding that the lower leaves on the Phlox are going brown then yellow. I've been taking them off but as it's happening all the the way up the plant, bit by bit, it's going to look quite bare soon! I wondered why they are going yellow, and what I could do about it please? More or less the same with the Bergamot except that the leaves are going brown around the edges. Should I be taking those off and is there anything I could do to prevent it? Many thanks and best wishes Debbie

Deborah Newbury

Hello Debbie, It is quite normal for the older leaves on herbaceous perennials to die off as they are putting on new growth, so I would not be too concerned. Towards the end of summer, they will die back completely and in spring next year the cycle will begin again. If the plants look really tatty, then just remove the older foliage. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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