Phlox paniculata 'Cheriton'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
HPS connection: found in a pub garden in Cheriton, Hampshire by two HPs members and named after the village. Possibly an old hybrid from Bressingham. Grown by Apple Court Nursery in Hampshire.
Brief description of plant
Herbaceous, clump-forming perennial.
Height x Spread
100cm x 50cm
Large round heads of purple flowers with a distinctive white eye. Fragrant.
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.