Phlox 'Blind Lion'
Phlox 'Blind Lion'
Phlox 'Blind Lion'
Phlox 'Blind Lion'
Phlox 'Blind Lion'

Phlox 'Blind Lion'
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Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK


A recently introduced hardy perennial phlox cultivar, Phlox 'Blind Lion' is sure to be a talking point, a curiosity, and a plant coveted by all who see it. It is a compact, upright plant—but the thing that separates it from nearly all other phloxes is that the flowers remain in the bud stage. They don’t fully open—yet they have a delicate fragrance! They are dark purple to black, and are surrounded by bracts of a similar shade. The foliage is dark and lush, too. Even better, the flowers—or buds—remain constantly attractive on the plant for six to 10 weeks in summer. We don’t know of any other Phlox paniculata cultivar to have this endearing characteristic. 

Phlox 'Blind Lion'was discovered in The Netherlands in 2011, almost by accident, growing on a nursery. It was surrounded by numerous named—and other as yet unnamed—Phlox paniculata cultivars, so its parentage is unknown.  

It has been said that Phlox paniculata 'Blind Lion' is a Phlox for anyone who doesn’t like Phlox! It is also highly popular with flower arrangers, as its cut-flowers have a long vase-life.


Dark purple to 'black'


40cm / 16"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Phlox paniculata 'Blind Lion'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Any moist but well-drained soil





  • Plant your Phlox in spring, ideally after frosts have finished; keep the crown of plant at or just above the soil surface
  • Plant in borders or large patio containers, in full sun or part shade
  • Set plants 40-60cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth
  • Once established, this plant will survive winter outdoors.
  • Plants may need staking if grown in an exposed position
  • To prolong flowering remove the flower clusters as soon as they start to fade
  • Feed plants with a general fertiliser once in early spring, followed by a light mulch of rich leaf-mould or well-rotted compost. Feed again in early or mid-summer
  • Read more in our planting guide
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  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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