Phlox 'Cleopatra'
Phlox 'Cleopatra'
Phlox 'Cleopatra'
Phlox 'Cleopatra'
Phlox 'Cleopatra'
Phlox 'Cleopatra'
Phlox 'Cleopatra'

Phlox 'Cleopatra'

Phlox 'Cleopatra'

1 bare root — £1.98

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Description

A queen of perennials, Phlox 'Cleopatra' not only brings big, confident splash of coral pink to the garden every year with its enormous flowerheads, but a sweet and spicy fragrance too. This delight grows to a manageable mid-height of 70-90cm. Its compact and bushy habit means it is sturdy, strong and low maintenance. Each year, this clump-forming character will grow back with more stems, so once Phlox 'Cleopatra' is established you can take the opportunity to cut some of the blooms to enjoy indoors too. 

Loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators, Phlox paniculata 'Cleopatra' really seems to bring the garden to life. Plant them in groups which will establish into a few clumps along a border and enjoy the fun, vibrant colour from mid to late summer. Phlox 'Cleopatra' is well known as a must-have for a cottage garden or country border, but it can be flexible about that—try it with foliage plants like ornamental grasses or cannas for a more contemporary vibe! 

The genus name Phlox is derived from the Greek word phlox which means ‘flame’ or ‘blaze’, referring to the intense flower colours.

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 paniculata 'Cleopatra'ᴾᴮᴿ

  • Flower colour

    Coral, pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

    • Soak your Phlox 'Cleopatra' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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