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Phlox ‘Fabulous Dark Rose Eye’
(Garden Phlox (PBR 'Flophfadr'))

£18.00

£18.00
Drought Tolerant
10cm x 30cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Fully Hardy

Phlox ‘Fabulous Dark Rose Eye’ earns its place in our range for its stunning dark rose blooms with captivating centres. Easy to care for and drought-tolerant, it’s a hassle-free addition to any garden. Its vibrant flowers add a pop of colour to borders or containers, attracting butterflies and bees. Pair it with drought-tolerant companions like Sedum and Echinacea for a low-maintenance, yet beautiful garden display.

 

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Description

Phlox 'Fabulous Dark Rose Eye' is a garden gem celebrated for its exquisite dark rose blooms with contrasting centers. Renowned for its ease of care, this Phlox variety is a must-have for any garden. With its remarkable drought tolerance and low-maintenance nature, it's the perfect choice for busy gardeners who are seeking effortless impact in the garden. The flowers of 'Fabulous Dark Rose Eye' make a stunning visual impact in borders or containers, adding a touch of elegance to any landscape. We selected this Phlox variety for its exceptional resilience and ability to thrive with minimal attention, ensuring its textural colour is displayed season after season. In addition to its stunning appearance, 'Fabulous Dark Rose Eye' emits a delightful fragrance that further enhances its allure, attracting pollinators while delighting the senses with its sweet aroma. For a harmonious garden display, we recommend pairing 'Fabulous Dark Rose Eye' with other drought-tolerant companions like Sedum and Lavender. Together, they create a captivating blend of colours and textures that require little maintenance, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful garden with ease.

Planting Conditions

To create optimal planting conditions for Phlox in your garden, we advise selecting a site with well-draining soil and ample sunlight, ideally receiving at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Ensure the soil is fertile and rich in organic matter by incorporating compost or aged manure before planting. Space Phlox plants about 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for adequate air circulation and prevent overcrowding. Mulch around the base of the plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.

Watering & Feeding

We recommend watering Phlox regularly, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. During periods of drought, provide supplemental watering to prevent the soil from drying out completely. Apply water directly to the base of the plants, avoiding wetting the foliage to reduce the risk of fungal diseases. Feed Phlox with a balanced fertiliser once a month during the growing season, following the instructions on the fertiliser label. Alternatively, incorporate a slow-release fertiliser into the soil at planting time to provide nutrients gradually throughout the growing season.

General Care

Phlox generally requires minimal care once established. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming and prevent self-seeding. Prune back the stems after flowering to promote bushier growth and a tidy appearance. Monitor for common pests like spider mites, aphids, and powdery mildew. Treat any pest infestations promptly with appropriate insecticides or fungicides. Phlox is relatively resistant to diseases and pests but may benefit from occasional inspections to catch any issues early and maintain the plant's health and vigour.