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Phlox paniculata Purple Kiss

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Easy to grow with spectacular results

A classic cottage garden plant with clusters of vibrant deep magenta-purple flowers, with a tiny white eye, on compact stems. Easy to grow and a guarantee of vibrant colour once summer is at its peak. They are also scented, and popular as cut flowers.

Where?

A great choice for the front of a bed or border. Best in full sun but some light shade is okay.

How?

Happy in any fertile, well drained soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Cut back in autumn once flowering is over.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 45 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From May to September