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Phlox divaricata 'Blue Perfume'

Genus: Phlox.

Species: Phlox divaricata.

Position: partial shade
Soil: humus-rich, fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to July
Flower colour: ice-blue
Other features: hairy, bright green leaves
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. Add lots of leaf-mould or composted pine needles to the soil when planting, since it prefers a humus-rich soil.

Garden care: Add lots of leaf-mould or composted pine needles to the soil when planting. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.

Photos of this plant

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