Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fantasy'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fantasy'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fantasy'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fantasy'

Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fantasy'
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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


Drift away on a cloud of sweet perfume that fills the air on warm summer days. Phlox 'Sweet Summer Fantasy' is gardener’s dream with sumptuous, cone-shaped clusters of fragrant blooms. Phlox paniculata varieties like this just can’t help but show off, flaunting an impressively long flowering time which usually lasts into autumn. This one in particular with bicolour blooms loves to be in the limelight. You won’t be the only one admiring these blooms—bees and butterflies love them too!

Thankfully slugs and snails find this phlox less appealing. Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Fantasy' ('Ditopur'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Sweet Summer Series) is one fuss-free and undemanding customer, flourishing in sun or light shade and tolerating almost any soil, once established. Reaching a height of up to 1m, this variety sits perfectly in the middle of a sunny border, and will mingle happily with other perennials to create a nostalgic cottage-garden feel. Each plant sends up multiple stems that form a leafy clump in the border, getting bigger and better each year. That’s just as well, as you are certain to want to snip some stems for a vase indoors!


White, lilac


40cm / 16"

Planting season:


Flowering time:


Botanical name:

Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Fantasy' ('Ditopur'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
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  • 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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