Lord Clayton Phlox
The distinctive foliage is purple with lime streaks!
Named for famed garden writer Tammy Clayton, this hardy garden Phlox is remarkable for its purple, lime-streaked spring foliage and its clusters of 5-petaled cherry red summer blooms, which attract lots of butterflies (and compliments)! The foliage and flower alike are extraordinary for their rich jewel-bright tones, both of which stand out brilliantly against the near-black stems!
Mildew is usually Phlox's biggest enemy, but 'Lord Clayton' has excellent resistance to the disease. Combine this with wise watering techniques (avoid overhead watering), and 'Lord Clayton' should thrive disease-free all season. Keep the plants deadheaded to encourage even heavier blooming. For better-branched plants, try pinching out the tips of seedlings when they are about 9 inches high. Zones 4 to 8.
|Zone||4 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Mid Summer - Mid Fall|
|PlantHeight||24 in - 2 ft 6 in|
|PlantWidth||24 in - 2 ft 6 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers, Rose Companions|
|Bloom Color||Dark Pink, Light Red|
|Foliage Color||Burgundy, Medium Green, Purple, Variegated|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|