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Phlox paniculata ‘Bosvigo Pink’

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2018

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Spotted growing in Bosvigo Gardens, Cornwall in the 1990’s by HPS members Sue Ward and Jennifer Harmer and named by Jennifer Harmer after the garden.

Verification
Jennifer Harmer

Brief description of plant
Herbaceous, clump-forming perennial.

Height x Spread
120cm x 70cm

Flowers
Large panicles of pale pink flowers with a white centre.

Foliage
Green lance shaped leaves. Foliage often poor along lower third of stems.

Flowering Time
July - Aug

Soil type
Any moisture-retentive soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
May be affected by powdery mildew in dry weather. Phlox eelworm.

Cultivation
Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Cut back to ground level in late autumn. Sturdy grower that does not usually need support.

Propagation
Divide established clumps in spring or autumn or take basal cuttings in spring or strike from root cuttings in late autumn.


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