Puriri Lane | Phlox paniculata | Argosy

Phlox paniculata | Argosy

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

Phlox paniculata Argosy is a showy pretty pale lavender perennial  scented Phlox with a white eye that is considered to be a garden classic and an essential element of the summer border. The flowers not only look beautiful, but butterflies and birds adore them due to their nectar.

This plant grows in an upright clump of erect branches and will perform well in a full sun position.  Phlox paniculata likes a well drained soil as well as good air circulation as plants can succumb to powdery mildew, therefore watering at the base is preferable to watering overhead.  This plant can be a bit fussy to grow, in bags so never seems to look that great, but once established in the garden it is fine - we also add gravel in when planting to help with drainage.

Powdery Mildew can be helped with a mixture of 1 Tablespoon of Baking Soda and 1 teaspoon of horticultural oil or plant soap in about 3.5 litres of water.  Just spray in the morning before the heat gets on the plant as some oils can burn the leaves. Spray at weekly intervals.

Plants are dormant in winter so die back to re-emerge in spring.  Flowering occurs in summer. To encourage reflowering be sure to either deadhead or use your flowers as cut flowers as they are great in a case.

The long, stiff stems of garden phlox are easy to arrange in a vase, where they complement and help hold up other flowers such as dahlias and lilies. Be sure to cut some stems while some of the flowers are still in bud as this will extend their vase life. Deadheading or picking flowers for the vase will help to promote new flowers.

Plants can be split once clumps have become established and this can be done in autumn.

We have other varieties of both perennial and annual phlox which you can find here.

Height | Up to 60cm x Clumping over time

Perennial | Hardy | Winter dormant

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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