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phlox Midnight Feelings

Posted by campanula UK Cambridge (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 14:52

Being both cheap and sceptical, I have been a tad sniffy regarding many of the highly bred nursery offerings. However, witlessly browsing (as you do), I chanced upon a sight of these tall phlox.....and before I had a chance to reconsider, I hit the buy button and promptly ordered 3 of these so-called flowerless phl;ox plants. Yep, I can see these (in my feverish mind's eye) with monarda, panicums,asters, anomatheles lessoniana, annual tithonias and some gorgeous salvias (Mulberry Jam, Wendy's Wish) plus a handful of homeless collarette dahlias I had been feeling despondent after a nightmare spring of careless builders and ferocious but dumb rampaging blackbirds (which literally ripped every smallish plant from my garden pots, in a mad search for grubs). Moreover, my enthusiastic rhubarb forcing last year has put paid to my previously flourishing clump leaving me with a large and naked bit of space at the neglected end of the allotment. Just a bit of financial recklessness and this gardener has been revivified (especially since a couple of other sneaky purchases crept in with my order).


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RE: phlox Midnight Feelings

Keep in mind I am a classic phlox hater (those are my feelings). This one is OK for a phlox because its not flousy & blousy and too showy for my taste. In fact, its downright weird so thats another + in my book & it doesn't look like phlox, another good point. I did get some low growing simple flowered Phlox pilosa I like which is a Texas native that will bloom in shade -- the area most difficult for me since I don't like most shade plants either so I'm real picky about these.

This post was edited by TexasRanger10 on Sun, May 11, 14 at 0:17


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RE: phlox Midnight Feelings

Exactly!

Although I do like the creeping P.stolonifera and intend to employ them about the woods.


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RE: phlox Midnight Feelings

"Classic phlox hater".

Speaking as a (traditional?) garden phlox lover, TR, I'd say you really have personality!


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Guess I got carried away with my feelings. The P. paniculata 'Feelings Series' just brought out the emotional side. I saw Phlox 'Natural Feelings' & warmed up to that one, it doesn't look like a Phlox at all but some people (on another forum I won't mention) didn't warm up to it at all, so there you go. Its all in eye of the beholder. Red Feelings didn't do as much for me but suddenly I find I am overwhelmed with feelings.

SB, you didn't report your feelings about the plant & since you do like Phlox, it would be interesting to hear. Campanula seems to have gotten carried away with impulsive feelings on this one or at least monetary ones + it seems she has some composition in mind. I rather like it because its different but then, as I said upfront, I'm not a phlox person so my opinion is nearly worthless on the subject & needs to be taken with a grain of salt. I would never comment on the more typical kinds, they aren't my cup of tea so I know next to zero about them.


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