Phlox paniculata 'Younique Mauve' (PBR)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Stout, upright stems are clothed with deep green foliage, and topped from early summer with dense clusters of highly scented soft mauve flowers that are blushed white. A compact cultivar, it is ideal for the front the border or a patio pot.
- Garden care: Support with bamboo canes, brushwood or ring stakes before the flowers appear. Phlox are greedy plants, so apply a mulch 5-7cm (2-3 in) deep of well-rotted garden compost or manure in early spring. Shear off the spent flowers to prevent reseeding. If the leaves show signs of powdery mildew, cut down to the ground and dispose of the affected foliage, but do not compost it. Clear away the debris around the plant to reduce the chances of reinfection. Cut down to the ground in autumn. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn or spring.