Phlox paniculata 'Lady Clare'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
First listed in RHS Plant Finder in 1993 but thought to have been a chance seedling found by Bertrum Hanmer Bunbury-Symonds-Jeune (1886-1959) and named by him. Listed in RHS Trial 2009-2011.
Brief description of plant
Herbaceous, clump-forming perennial.
Height x Spread
120cm x 40cm
Large, scented, very pale lilac-pink flowers with a softly deeper eye.
Green lance shaped leaves. Foliage often poor along lower third of stems.
July - Aug
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.