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What is this white flowering plant?

IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
It’s lovely and fragrant and probably getting leaned on by the shrubby rose behind it. How do I take care of it and is it annual or perennial? Thanks 

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  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,009
    edited August 2021
    @Ilikeplants , Could it be a Phlox? Can't really see the leaves but the flower heads are the same.  We have some in the garden which are just starting to flower. They are perennials, they will die back to just little bits of new growth and come back again next year.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    I think it's a phlox as well  :)
  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 288
    It’s definitely phlox. I have that one and also a pink one …..forget that ones name. They come up every year like clockwork, really lovely plants .
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705
    Phlox paniculata David is a common one.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    Thank you all. I’ll have to clear a bit of space in the border around it as it’s getting crushed by the rose which I’m using to make rose water. The phlox smells lovely. I don’t know how I got it, another lovely surprise.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,531
    They're very easy to divide in Spring too and quickly form a good size clump.
    Mine have done really well this year - they must like this awful weather
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 753
    thanks, I was wondering how to propagate it but I’ll probably end up forgetting it until it reflowers again!
  • Songbird-1Songbird-1 Posts: 4,009
    Our clump of Phlox have put out babies this year, around the base of the mother plant. a they've done very well as some of them are in flower. We will just leaves them there for now to increase the size of the clump but when too big, will tease out w few babies, pot them on for a while and replant out somewhere else in the garden. 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,097
    A couple of other white phlox varieties are Fujiyama and White Admiral. I've had both in the past and can't really tell the difference.
  • zehrsonthelake11zehrsonthelake11 Burt, NY, USPosts: 12
    Dark green leaves and white “flowers” are the most typical characteristics of these plants. The flower is actually a specialised leaf bract that grows hooded over the blossoms, as most people believe. Peace lilies, like many other popular indoor plants, like medium to low light.
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