Monday, August 24, 2009

Peppermint Twist Garden Phlox


Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist'
(floks) (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh)

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.

10 comments:

Arija said...

Such lovely colourful plants for the garden.

moosh said...

Lovely flower. It looks good enougs to eat like a peppermint candy. HRT

amanda said...

The Peppermint twist is a perfect name for that phlox variety! Love your Day Lily I just captured the same one last week... little more orange than red so Oh well yours is gorgeous I couldn't keep up with it anyway LOL!

DrillerAA09 said...

The phlox is absolutely perfect for a Ruby Tuesday. Well done.

Dimple said...

The phlox is delightful!

Lin said...

Love that Phlox! I don't have any in my garden, the ones from my childhood always had that mildew. I think they've improved and I need to get some! Beautiful Photos!

toby said...

Those are beautiful - and the Daylily is a very dramatic shot!

Hootin' Anni said...

Your photography never ceases to amaze me. Talented, very talented!!

My R T is posted. It's a small 2 minute video I compiled for You Tube about "Flamingo Fandango". Come visit if you can!! Happy day.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful phlox. I admire the folks who create these hybrids. Seems like a wonderful way to make a living.

WiseAcre said...

I'm trying some Peppermint Twist this year. I couldn't resist the color or size.

They are a shorter variety, growing to 16 inch. (mine grew taller - about 2 feet)

You can buy them wholesale at the Plantage between Mattituck and Cutchogue on the east end of Long Island.