Like the other members of the Flame series of phlox, Purple Eye is naturally compact in habit so doesn’t get leggy and will flower its socks off in the summer months with fragrant purple flowers with a white eye. As, indeed, you might have expected. Sun or semi-shade. Any reasonable soil. 18 in. 2 litre pot.
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Phlox are native almost exclusively to North America and varieties of this plant began to find their way to these shores from the early eighteenth century onwards.By the early twentieth century selective breeding was producing new cultivars, and development has continued since, with Dutch nurseries doing much of the work. Indeed, the Flame series is the product of breeding by Bartel in the Netherlands.
If you are after a bit of history and tips on growing your phlox, take a look at this article by Graham Rice.
A bit of deadheading will keep the flowering going. Cut back old stems in winter or early spring.
Phlox Flame Purple Eye is a hardy perennial with heads of scented purple flowers with white centres from summer into autumn suitable for sun or semi-shade.