Monday, August 24, 2009
Peppermint Twist Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist'
This Phlox was introduced in 2007, which is probably why I hadn’t seen it before. The flowers are certainly eye candy and the striping is colorful and well proportioned. The couple of plants that were blooming seemed like they were similar but the references I looked up said that some variations and reversion to all pink flowers is possible. The plants themselves looked a little weak and not as tall as most Garden Phlox. That could have been because they were growing in a pot. If they become available wholesale I will definitely have to try a few.
Since this is going to be my Ruby Tuesday post here is an orange/red Daylily. I am not sure if it is reblooming here or just a late cultivar (picture was taken Saturday). It was aptly named ‘Fire King’. It really did look like it was on fire. If they wanted half of the $20 price tag I would have picked up some.
See more Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet. It actually starts later today or tomorrow. It is a nice bunch of bloggers.