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Phlox paniculata 'Lady Clare'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2018

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

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.

Verification
Jennifer Harmer

Brief description of plant
Herbaceous, clump-forming perennial.

Height x Spread
120cm x 40cm

Flowers
Large, scented, very pale lilac-pink flowers with a softly deeper eye.

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.

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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