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

Phlox 'Sweet Summer Candy'
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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


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.


Candyfloss pink


40cm / 16"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Candy' ('Ditosdre'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Sweet Summer Series)

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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