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Herbaceous Perennial

Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'

sweet william 'Clouds of Perfume'

'Clouds of Perfume' is a semi-evergreen perennial to 30cm in height, with trailing, rooting stems, hairy oval leaves and loose clusters of fragrant, pale lavender-blueflowers 2-3cmacross in early summer

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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 Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Polemoniaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Trailing
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 well-drained, fertile soil , ideally in partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by taking softwood cuttings of non-flowering stems in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Susceptible to powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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