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Phlox paniculata 'Tequila Sunrise'

 

Phlox 'Tequila Sunrise'

Phlox paniculata is an erect perennial growing with alternate leaves on slender green stems. The flowers, often fragrant, can be white, pink, red, or purple, and appear from summer through autumn. 'Tequila Sunrise' has huge, bright orange flowerheads. Dwarf size makes this an ideal plant for the front of the border or in containers.

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plant Features
  • Phlox Tequila Sunrise likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Phlox Tequila Sunrise likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Phlox Tequila Sunrise is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Phlox Tequila Sunrise likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Phlox 'Tequila Sunrise'

Latin name

Phlox paniculata 'Tequila Sunrise'

type

Herbacious Annual or perennial

family

Polemoniaceae

ph

5.6 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Phlox Tequila Sunrise likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Phlox Tequila Sunrise is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Phlox Tequila Sunrise likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Phlox Tequila Sunrise likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Phlox Tequila Sunrise is 0.30meters x 0.40meters 0.30 M 0.40 M

Phlox paniculata 'Tequila Sunrise'

Phlox paniculata is an erect perennial growing with alternate leaves on slender green stems. The flowers, often fragrant, can be white, pink, red, or purple, and appear from summer through autumn. 'Tequila Sunrise' has huge, bright orange flowerheads. Dwarf size makes this an ideal plant for the front of the border or in containers.


Plant container plants

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container plants in a sunny position.

 

Propagation by Division

From Mid Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Using a fork dig up the plant, try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original and keep well watered until established.

 

Propagation by Root cutting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Carefully lift the plant out of the ground, do not to damage its roots. Rinse the roots in water to remove all soil. With a sharp knife, take off 5cm lengths of pencil thin roots. Fill pots with compost to which grit has been added, lay the cuttings, spaced out, on top. Cover with a thin layer of compost. Water well, label pots and place in a in a cold frame or somewhere cool indoors. Replant the parent plant.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Phlox have a long flowering season through Summer. Depending on the variety, they flower from early Summer right through to late Summer

 
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