Phlox 'Hercules'
Phlox 'Hercules'
Phlox 'Hercules'

Phlox 'Hercules'

Phlox 'Hercules'

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Description

One word is regularly used to describe this hardy, tall Phlox: amazing! Phlox amplifolia 'Hercules' is unlike any other tall phlox; it produces huge pyramid-shaped clusters of bubblegum-pink flowers, each bloom accented with a delicate white eye. Each flower cluster can measure up to 38cm in length and 25cm in diameter at their widest point. The flowers are delightfully fragrant, too. However, the really amazing feature of this Phlox is that it can sometimes reach as much as 210cm in height!  

Phlox 'Hercules' makes an amazing display at the back of a border, or in a large container, or even in a cutting garden: just one of these eye-popping flower clusters will create a full bouquet for indoor enjoyment, and will last a long time in water. 

Grow Phlox amplifolia 'Hercules' in any moderately fertile soil, in full sun to part shade. It will be loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinating insectswhile all human visitors will think it is simply ‘amazing’!

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Phlox amplifolia 'Hercules'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    50-70cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Clump-forming
    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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