Peppermint Twist Phlox
Colorful Peppermint Swirls
Phlox "Peppermint Twist" is for you if you're looking for...
• unusual flowers
• tolerant plants
&bull: long blooming period
Just like its namesake candy, Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' is a small helping of vivid pink-and-white deliciousness. Whether you think it has pink stripes on a white background or white stripes on a pink background, Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' is a compact, bushy phlox of long-lasting dark green foliage topped with five-petaled single flowers that adds more than a touch of whimsy to any garden decor.
Despite its unique look, Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' is as tolerant of its growing conditions as the rest of the Phlox family. Any well-drained and uniformly moist soil will suit this phlox - neutral soil, clay or sand. Taking the time to establish drainage for any excess water will reward you with strong plants, as will choosing sunnier rather than shadier locations for Peppermint Twist.
New Growth into Fall
When you're admiring your Phlox 'Peppermint Twist', take a few moments to remove the faded blooms and you'll see new growth appear well into early fall. Peppermint Twist has good resistance to powdery mildew and it is drought tolerant, but still don't let the soil dry out. Water regularly and carefully, the ground shouldn't become boggy.
Many Design Choices
Phlox 'Peppermint Twist' is one of the shortest members of the Phlox family and, as such, has so many uses in your garden. It's perfect for the front of a border in a sunny flower bed; planted in a mass on its own, it's difficult to ignore the unique stripes; it's happy in pots and containers on your deck or your front porch; it provides long-lasting and conversation-starting cut flowers in bouquets; it's an accent plant or a centerpiece in its own right. Wherever you use Phlox 'Peppermint Twist', it'll definitely draw everyone's attention.