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Phlox drummondii 'African Sunset' (Annual phlox 'African Sunset')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phlox drummondii 'African Sunset'

Other names

Annual phlox 'African Sunset'

Genus

Phlox Phlox

Variety or Cultivar

'African Sunset' _ 'African Sunset' is an half-hardy annual. It has ovate leaves and bears terminal clusters of salver-shaped red flowers with a white eye in summer until first frosts.


Phlox drummondii 'African Sunset' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Erect

Flower

Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Phlox eelworm Phlox eelworm

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Phlox drummondii 'African Sunset' (Annual phlox 'African Sunset') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny postion

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Phlox drummondii 'African Sunset'

Other names

Annual phlox 'African Sunset'

Genus

Phlox Phlox

Variety or Cultivar

'African Sunset' _ 'African Sunset' is an half-hardy annual. It has ovate leaves and bears terminal clusters of salver-shaped red flowers with a white eye in summer until first frosts.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Erect


Colour

Flower

Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Phlox eelworm

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phlox drummondii 'African Sunset' (Annual phlox 'African Sunset') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny postion

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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