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Phlox douglasii 'J.A. Hibberson'

phlox 'J.A. Hibberson'

A tight and compact, mat-forming evergreen perennial with dark green spiny-leaved stems. Masses of pale, violet-purple flowers appear in late spring and early summer. Best suited to pots and containers

Synonyms
Phlox 'J.A. Hibberson'
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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
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
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

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed, or by softwood cuttings taken from non-flowering stems in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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