Phlox drummondii 'Crème Brûlée'

Simply my favourite annual of our trials in 2017, every flower a slightly different mix of coffee mousse with a wash of cassis More
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Simply my favourite annual of our trials in 2017, every flower a slightly different mix of coffee mousse with a wash of cassis. Subtle, smoky and unbelievably pretty.

Genus Phlox
Group/Species drummondii
Variety Crème Brûlée
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Phlox
Border Position Container, Front
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Pinch out to encourage a bushy habit. Plant out when frosts are over.
Care Tips Keep deadheading to encourage further blooms through out the summer.
Flowering June - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Lesley

Again, these tiny seedlings were loved and cared for and brought on before being planted out in beds. I do think the hot summer was partly to blame for their slow performance, as they are now still flowering, and I love the flowers, and they are much admired. Rather straggly habit though, and not sure I'd repeat.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Cathryn

They did not produce the quality plants o had hoped for

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Elizabeth

I could only award three stars for the actual product received as it took attempts to receive seedlings in a reasonable condition. They had definitely suffered from our late Spring. Some had rotted off too. I did manage to raise more plants from seed myself. When they do get going they are a fabulous addition to the cutting garden. The vase life is excellent and scent a welcome addition. Customer service was first class in replacing the poor seedlings without quibble. However, they just weren’t healthy seedlings so couldn’t rate higher. As a plant to grow they are definitely worth a 5*, so don’t be put off.

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Janice

These were superb and are still blooming beautifully. Would definitely order these again.

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Kirsty

Plants were packaged very well planting advice could have been more comprehensive eg spacing, dead heading

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Hazel

Plants looked forced into flower before they had developed a substantial plant. they have flowered, but did not improve when potted on into 9F pots. I then planted them as they were not prospering, and have improved slightly and stayed in flower in the border though stems bent . I will be surprised if they survive the winter.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Watts

Very weedy needed support only 2 survived

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Reviewed 30th August 2018 by Carole

They are very pretty and are still flowering. We love the colours.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Linda

I was longing to see these flower - such a gorgeous colour - they were just coming out, when, overnight they were eaten by the deer! Then the heatwave didn't help, but since it got cooler they have flourished - and are looking beautiful.

Instantly slugged

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Reviewed 13th June 2018 by Kirsty Hall

These arrived looking very healthy and I potted them on the same day. Alas, they were slugged on their first night. I've hopefully managed to rescue 3 with subsequent protection but 2 were completely destroyed. Very disappointing.