Puriri Lane | Phlox paniculata | Mother Of Pearl

Phlox paniculata | Mother Of Pearl

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

perfect for pollinators

Phlox paniculata Mother of Pearl is a perennial phlox that has over summer and into autumn panicles of fragrant white flowers dusted with a blush of pink.  The flower buds start off a rosy pink colour opening to white and then flush with pink. This very pretty phlox has deservingly been the recipient of the RHS Garden of Merit Award.

Plants are happy in all soil types including clay but they do require good drainage so adding some sharp gravel in with your planting will help with this.  Plants also like even moisture levels so mulching will assist with this particularly over the summer months.  A full sun or partially shaded position is fine as often the white flowered plants like some respite from the hot burning afternoon sun.  As plants can get powdery mildew good air circulation is appreciated and avoid overhead watering.

Phlox paniculata is a garden classic that is also loved by butterflies and bees for its nectar.  Mother of Pearl is winter dormant and so it dies back over the colder months and will reappear in spring.  It has an upright growth habit and is a must have for the border as well as a cottage garden where it adds a touch of both elegance and fragrance and certainly adds a "pretty factor" to the garden with its brilliant floral display and looks stunning planted in drifts - also a beautiful cut flower. 

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.

Height | Up to 75cm 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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