Phlox drummondii ‘Cherry Caramel’


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Phlox drummondii ‘Cherry Caramel’

Phlox drummondii

Perfectly named, caramel coloured flowers with deep cherry centres. Every bloom patterned differently, absolutely essential for bouquets and arrangements.

This annual Phlox looks magnificent planted in the border or in a pot making it as popular with gardeners as it is with floral designers!

The highlight of my patio last summer, was when I planted it with Dahlia Seniors Hope (coming soon to the tuber shop) and Phlox ‘Blushing Bride’ I simply allowed the flowers to cascade over the sides giving me colour right into November!

Truly splendid with *New* Rudbeckia hirta ‘Sahara Mix’

As a cut flower its so pretty that is looks good in a vase just on its own. Passionately recommended!

How to grow:

Frost tender. Sow in Spring, seeds need dark to germinate so exclude light. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

Variety:  Phlox drummondii
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Sow: Spring
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 45cm
Harvest: June onwards (90 days to maturity)
Seeds per packet: 150 (approx. counted by weight)

Cutting /Vase Life:

Pinch and deadhead to create longer stems. Pick as soon as the flowers start to open, straight into ready buckets of water.  We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning. Petals are delicate so be careful not to splash.