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Herbaceous Perennial

Phlox × arendsii 'Luc's Lilac'
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phlox 'Luc's Lilac'

'Luc's Lilac' is a perennial to 1.2m in height with oval green leaves and a neat growth habit. Flowers, appearing in midsummer, are a lovely soft pinky-lilac and are lightly scented

Synonyms
Phlox 'Luc's Lilac'
Phlox paniculata 'Luc's Lilac'
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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Purple Green
Summer Pink Purple Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–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

Easy to grow in most fertile, moist soils

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead to promote flowering and cut back in autumn

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be subject to a downy mildew and a leaf spot

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