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  • border phlox
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Phlox paniculata 'Starfire'

border phlox

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £5.99
9cm pot £5.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Upright, dark purple stems are clothed with deep green foliage that emerges in spring with a red flush. This provides a marvellous contrast for the flat-faced, bright cherry-red fragrant flowers, which open from dark buds to form very showy terminal cymes.

  • Garden care: Support with bamboo canes, brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Cut back and compost the faded flower-stems in late autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.
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