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Phlox bifida - 'Petticoat'

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Spreading or Ground Hugging Plant
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Phlox bifida - Cultivation Notes

Phlox is relatively easy to grow if planted in a fertile well drained soil (ideally sandy) away from damaging / cold winds. Phlox prefers a mild environment in full sun. Divide every 3 -4 years, mulch to feed. Cut back in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phlox bifida:

  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Phlox bifida:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
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