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Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral' (Phlox 'Red Admiral')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral'

Other names

Phlox 'Red Admiral'

Genus

Phlox Phlox

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Admiral' _ 'Red Admiral' is a low-growing, evergreen perennial with crimson flowers from late-spring to early summer.


Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Crimson in Spring; Crimson in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Dead-heading will prolong flowering

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral' (Phlox 'Red Admiral') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral'

Other names

Phlox 'Red Admiral'

Genus

Phlox Phlox

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Admiral' _ 'Red Admiral' is a low-growing, evergreen perennial with crimson flowers from late-spring to early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Crimson in Spring; Crimson in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Dead-heading will prolong flowering

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral' (Phlox 'Red Admiral') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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