Phlox paniculata ‘Milly van Hoboken’
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Bred by Bonne Ruys in 1922 (Founder of the Moerheim Nurseries in Holland).
Probably purchased from Primrose Cottage Nursery, Manchester.
Brief description of plant
Herbaceous, clump-forming perennial.
Height x Spread
60cm x 30cm
Conical flower head of pink flowers with a white eye.
Green lance shaped leaves. Foliage often poor along lower third of stems.
June - July
Any moisture-retentive soil.
Full sun or part-shade
Pests and diseases
May be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather. Phlox eelworm.
Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Cut back to ground level in late autumn.
Divide established clumps in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in spring or strike from root cuttings in late autumn.