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Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' (Garden Phlox)

Border Phlox 'Peppermint Twist', Fall Phlox 'Peppermint Twist', Garden Phlox 'Peppermint Twist', Perennial Phlox 'Peppermint Twist', Summer Phlox 'Peppermint Twist'


A dwarf and compact garden phlox, Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' is an herbaceous perennial with striking clusters of pink flowers adorned with contrasting white stripes like the spokes of a wheel. Blooming for weeks from mid to late summer, the fragrant flowers are rich of nectar and visited by hummingbirds and butterflies. They are borne atop relatively short, bushy clumps of medium green foliage. Reputed to have good resistance to powdery mildew, this garden phlox selection is perfectly suited for containers and the front of the border. Great for small gardens!

  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • Prefers full sun to very light shade and enjoys moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. This plant needs good air circulation! Avoid overhead watering and add summer mulch to keep the root area cool.
  • This variety of Garden Phlox is remarkably mildew resistant, allowing us to fully enjoy our garden rather than worry.
  • Excellent choice for the perennial borders where the dazzling flowers are welcomed in any color scheme. May be planted as a single specimen or in groupings.
  • Deadhead to preserve a neat appearance and promote new blooms. Cut back stems after flowering is over.
  • Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Phlox paniculata is a garden classic that is considered by many as the backbone of summer borders. The striking billowing masses of large, fragrant clusters of white, lavender, pink, rose, red and bi-color, blossoms enliven native landscapes and grace gardens for weeks. Despite its well-known susceptibility to powdery mildew, Garden Phlox remains a perennial favorite prized for their dramatic, long blooming floral show.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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