This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows.Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January.Soil type: Clay
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Perennial Phlox- A friend came to my garden one day and asked, "Is that a weed?" I said no, but I actually wasn't sure... A work colleague had given me a carload of perennial plants one Autumn from her garden. I was delighted, brought them home & planted them in 'holding' areas until I could figure out what they were. The phlox is one of the plants.
I love this type of phlox! Its tall, pretty, pink, scented, makes good cut flowers, and it's no fuss! I'll be dividing it in Spring to make more.
Time to divide plants: March to April.
Flowering period: July to October. Height: 120cm (approx 4 ft).