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Phlox paniculata 'Newbird'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2019

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Old variety dating back to 1930's. First listed in RHS Plant Finder in 1988. Originally bred as 'Neubert' which should take precedence.

Brief description of plant
Herbaceous, clump-forming perennial.

Height x Spread
100cm x 50cm

Flowers
Bright carmine-pink flowers with a slightly deeper eye. Fragrant.

Foliage
Red-flushed green lance shaped leaves. Foliage often poor along lower third of stems.

Flowering Time
Jun - 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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