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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
perennial phlox 'Starfire'
Phlox may be evergreen or herbaceous, mat-forming or erect perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers in terminal clusters
'Starfire' is an upright deciduous perennial to 90cm tall, with lance-shaped, red-tinged leaves and large terminal panicles of crimson flowers in summer and early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Chalk
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in autumn or spring. Propagate by basal cuttings in spring or propagate by root cuttings in early autumn or winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering then cut down to the base in late autumn
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a downy mildew and a leaf spot
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perennial phlox 'Starfire'
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