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Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

Phlox Paparazzi Series: New from Hayloft Plants

Posted by Graham Rice on 27 Nov 2012 at 02:48 PM

Phlox Paparazzi Series: Angelica (top), Lindsay and Miley. Images ©Hayloft PlantsThere’s been a great deal of new development in phlox recently, but most of it has been with the tall, summer flowering border phlox. The new Paparazzi series of phlox are different. These new phlox are spring flowering, fragrant and they’re short and bushy.

Developed in Japan mainly from forms of the familiar spring flowering species Phlox divaricata and P. subulata, plants in the Paparazzi Series reach about 8-10in/20-25cm high and about 12-18in/30-45cm across. The mass of flowers, often held on dark stems opens over neat narrow foliage.

Hayloft Plants are offering three varieties from the series. ‘Paparazzi Angelina’ is lavender, with a tiny purple eye, and is named for the actress Angelina Jolie; ‘Paparazzi Lindsay’ open in rose pink and develops richer pink tones, and is named for the actress Lindsay Lohan; while ‘Paparazzi Miley’ is pink with sparky dark purple eye, and is named for singer and actress Miley Cyrus.

Flowering from March to May, these evergreen perennials will thrive in retentive soil in full sun or in partial shade and make lovely additions to the spring tapestry. Clipping them over as the flowers fade will neaten them up and may prompt the appearance of more flowers.

You can order these Paparazzi Series phlox individually or as a collection from Hayloft Plants.

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