Chock-full of oomph and charisma, Phlox are enduring warm weather beacons, appreciating moist well-drained soil, frequent deadheading and deep basal waterings, while periodic thinning to just 4 or 6 stalks ensures healthier paniculata cultivars.
Phlox paniculata ‘Countess of Schwerin’ (P-2243)
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
Selected by German plant enthusiast M. Buchner and named for the castle gardens where it was found growing, this early 1900s cultivar is a well-loved enduring heirloom steeped in old-fashioned panache. Substantial fast-developing stems plus handsome green leaves give way to pointed lilac-colored buds and good-sized light violet-blue flowers that showcase prismatic carmine eyes as well as lavender-tinted flip sides. Wafting a heady fragrance laced with jasmine, honeycomb and cinnamon notes, ‘Countess of Schwerin’s posh nearly iridescent panicles can be sprinkled amongst Veronicastrum ‘Cupid’ and Molinia ‘Purple Infusion’, where they nourish butterflies and appear more blue at dusk or upon maturity.
Size: 2-1/2' – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Phlox x arendsii ‘Miss Mary’
- Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’
- Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’
- Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’
- Phlox glaberrima var. triflora ‘Forever Pink’
- Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’
- Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’
- Phlox paniculata ‘David’
- Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Juliglut’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky (Dusterlohe)’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Olenka’