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Herbaceous Perennial

Phlox paniculata 'Becky Towe'PBR (v)
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perennial phlox 'Becky Towe'

An upright herbaceous perennial with bright pink, mauve-eyed flowers set against green and cream variegated foliage

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

South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Polemoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
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

Thrives in a fertile, moist well-drained soil

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 after flowering, cut down in autumn

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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