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Phlox douglasii 'Boothman's Variety'
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phlox 'Boothman's Variety'

A neat, mat-forming evergreen perennial to 10cm in height, with small, awl-shaped, dark green leaves and rounded, dark-eyed purplish-pink flowers 1.5cm across from late spring

Synonyms
Phlox 'Boothman's Variety'
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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Purple Green
Summer Pink Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Polemoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
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, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Suitable for rock garden, alpine house, in dry walls or as edging

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering stems

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to phlox eelworm

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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