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Herbaceous Perennial

Phlox maculata 'Natascha'
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meadow phlox 'Natascha'

'Natascha' is an upright herbaceous perennial to about 90cm with whorls of narrow, mid-green leaves. Dense clusters of pink and white striped, fragrant flowers are produced in early to mid-summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Polemoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Phlox may be evergreen or herbaceous, mat-forming or erect perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers in terminal clusters

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

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
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering then cut down to the base in late autumn

Pests

Can be affected by stem eelworm

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews, and a leaf spot

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