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Phlox divaricata 'Montrose Tricolor'

Montrose Tricolor Phlox

Phlox

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A wonderful woodland phlox with small lance shaped leaves edged in white that have a pink tinge in spring; attractive and fragrant lavender blue flowers cover the plant in early summer; not prone to mildew and grows best in slightly dry conditions

Description

A wonderful woodland phlox with small lance shaped leaves edged in white that have a pink tinge in spring; attractive and fragrant lavender blue flowers cover the plant in early summer; not prone to mildew and grows best in slightly dry conditions

Landscape Attributes

Montrose Tricolor Phlox is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Montrose Tricolor Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Montrose Tricolor Phlox will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

shade

partial shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 inches

12 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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