Phlox 'Sweet Summer Dream'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Dream'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Dream'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Dream'

Phlox 'Sweet Summer Dream'
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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


This is just as dreamy as can be! Reminiscent of the softest pink sunrise shades, Phlox 'Sweet Summer Dream' features blowsy, domed clusters of coral-coloured petals, dusted with rosy pink blush and embellished with a bright magenta eye. A generous panoply of sweetly-scented flowers bursts into action from mid to late summer, making an eye-catching statement at the same time as attracting a steady stream of pollinators to the garden.

Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Dream' ('Ditomdre'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Sweet Summer Series) is a herbaceous perennial that grows to form an open, upright clump with multiple flowerheads that are borne on distinctive dark red stems, bursting with lush green lance-shaped leaves. It makes an excellent mid-height filler for borders, bringing cottage-garden charm to summer displays. The unforgettable scent and superb longevity of the flowers make Phlox a florist’s favourite too, so flower arranging devotees should certainly find space for a row or two of these in their cutting patch. Grow in a well-drained soil, in a full sun or light shade position, and deadhead regularly for continuous flower production.


Soft pink


40cm / 16"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Dream' ('Ditomdre'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
  • 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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