Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'

Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'

Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'

1 bare root — £2.96

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Description

Eye candy in the form of flowers is always a treat. Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy' is a real feast for the eyes and blessed with the prettiest of blooms. Its candyfloss pink petals are kissed with a white glow, and the flowers centred with raspberry-pink eye. Much prized for their sweet perfume, Phlox produce an abundance of long-lasting flowers on long, straight, robust stems—making them a red-hot choice for cut flower bouquets and displays.

Easy to grow and reliable Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Candy' ('Ditosdre'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Sweet Summer Series) is clump forming herbaceous perennial. Being fully hardy and amazingly unfussy, this is an impressive, yet low maintenance option—just a little regular deadheading keeps it looking fresh and producing blooms until late summer. Before the flowers appear in midsummer, the lanceolate, bright green leaves form neat mounds of foliage. Choose a spot with full sun or partial shade for Phlox – after a little initial care while it settles in, it’ll soon start to take care of itself.

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 'Sweet Summer Candy'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • 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 'Sweet Summer Candy' 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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