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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Phlox drummondii 'Crème Brûlée' reviews

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Reviewed Yesterday by Jo Peters

The seedlings were spindly and fragile and despite greatest care some of them broke. Nearly sent them back but decided TLC was easier. Those that survived eventually flowered and I really loved the subtle colours but I don't really think I got my money's worth.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Phlox and have refunded you for them."

Posted Today

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Reviewed 16th November 2018 by Irana

Arrived looking very tall and weedy and never really got going. What flowers there were didn’t match up to expectations, a little dull, but everything else I have had have been lovely.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jo Peters

The seedlings were spindly and fragile and despite greatest care some of them broke. Nearly sent them back but decided TLC was easier. Those that survived eventually flowered and I really loved the subtle colours but I don't really think I got my money's worth.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Jeni

very spindly on arrival and never really recovered despite best efforts also much taller than stated in brochure. will not order again.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your phlox and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 10th October 2018 by Susan

I liked the description in the catalogue for this plant. Unfortunately, one of the seedlings didn't survive, hence the 4 stars. I planted the others in pots containing nemesia Wisley vanilla. They were a good addition to the pots and I loved the colour.

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Reviewed 9th October 2018 by Ann

The plants arrived well packaged and in excellent condition. They have flowered constantly in their pots over the summer becoming the focal point of my patio. Several comments on their beautiful colour.

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Annie

Rather disappointing. Won't order again. They were rather scanty and ho hum!

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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

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Phlox. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com who will look in to this matter for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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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.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Phlox and have refunded you for them. Please note that as the Phlox are half-hardy annuals they will not over-winter."

Posted 7th November 2018

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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.