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Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean'
Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean'

Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean'
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SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£3.95

Let Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean' meander through your borders and you can enjoy the soothing wash of mauve-blue these incredible blooms create, coupled with a heavenly fragrance as an added bonus. This splashy number is as close to blue as Phlox can get, the result is a rather alluring shade of soft violet which looks amazing among plants in pastel shades or extra intense among fiery colours. Pick or deadhead the flowers regularly and these fantastic plants will keep on flowering from summer through to autumn. We highly recommend picking some stems to show off Indoors as their fragrance is seriously good.

Reliable, hardy and unfussy Phlox is such a winner in the garden. It will grow in most conditions and, due to its clump-forming nature, every year it will expand, giving you more stems and more colour for your garden. Bees and butterflies tend to love phlox as much as humans do—perfect if you’re trying to do your bit for these essential pollinators. Whilst Phlox may be a typical cottage-garden classic, the coolness of Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Ocean' ('Ditoocean'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Sweet Summer Series) frees up potential for planting in all styles and colour schemes.

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Colour:

Mauve-blue

Height:

40cm / 16"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Phlox paniculata 'Sweet Summer Ocean' ('Ditoocean'ᴾᴮᴿ) (Sweet Summer Series)

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Any moist but well-drained soil

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • 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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