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Lord Clayton Phlox
This Red Phlox is a Butterfly Magnet!
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Lord Clayton Phlox

Item # 48213
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The distinctive foliage is purple with lime streaks!

Named for Garden Writer Tammy Clayton
Plant Patent # 22,960.

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.

Genus Phlox
Species paniculata
Variety 'Lord Clayton'
ppaf PP#22,960
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
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
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