Phlox douglasii Pride of Rochester description
Mauve flowers in the spring and early summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, in containers, an alpine bed, rock garden or by patio and it is generally easy to grow in a soil that is reasonably drained, unless there are Stem Eelworm present in your soil – also buy clean plants from a reputable supplier (see ‘Care and Maintenance’ below).
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Common name: Pride of Rochester Douglas Moss Phlox.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can be susceptible to Stem Eelworm which in heavy attacks will severely distort shoot growth. 
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
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