Phlox paniculata 'Newbird'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
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
Bright carmine-pink flowers with a slightly deeper eye. Fragrant.
Red-flushed green lance shaped leaves. Foliage often poor along lower third of stems.
Jun - 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.