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Name: Becky
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mattsmom
Nov 28, 2011 6:47 AM CST
Love, Love, Love this phlox! VERY powdery mildew resistant for me.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2011 6:50 AM CST
I love it too but it didn't do well for me this year where I had it located in full sun. Is it known to need part shade in hot summer climates?
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Name: Becky
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mattsmom
Nov 28, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Mine is actually located where it gets some mid day protection from the sun, so I don't know how it does in severe sun. We are also in zone 4.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2011 3:11 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 28, 2011 5:47 PM CST
mattsmom said:Mine is actually located where it gets some mid day protection from the sun, so I don't know how it does in severe sun. We are also in zone 4.


I agree That's how mine is also. Zone 6 here.

I love this Phlox too! When I saw it at the store, I just had to have it! I look forward to seeing it in it bloom every year!

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Name: Charlie
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SunnyBorders
Apr 14, 2013 1:30 PM CST
I also love this cultivar as attractive, hardy, vigorous, free standing and mildew resistant.

An oddity, that personally I don't mind, is that it apparently has some genetic instability.

All of my four purchases of 'Peppermint Twist' show branch mutations, apparently back to 'Candy Floss'.
'Peppermint Twist' itself was originally discovered as a branch mutation of 'Candy Floss'.
See picture.


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Marilyn
Apr 17, 2013 11:45 PM CST
Interesting! I haven't seen mine turn one color. Hope it comes back up and blooms this year! Thumbs up
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Name: Charlie
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SunnyBorders
Apr 18, 2013 8:25 AM CST
Interesting for me too!
I did E-mail info@plantspotters.com in 2008, with several questions about the matter, but received no reply.

Have no idea of the prevalence of the reversion, which I've not seen mentioned on garden commercial or garden journalism sites.
However, have seen it mentioned by another gardener.

Had four of these plants, two started to show this reversion in the second year and the other two, by the fourth.
One plant is showing up to 40% reversion now (five years later).

May eventually start pruning out reverted branches/stems, though haven't wanted to so far.

Have one 'Candy Floss' (parent plant), which is also very hardy, but not as vigorous as 'Peppermint Twist'.
Last year was dividing the 'Peppermint Twist' plants and moving portions around.

Whatever the case, phlox are my very favourite summer perennials.

Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 19, 2013 4:26 PM CST
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Name: Charlie
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SunnyBorders
Apr 19, 2013 5:22 PM CST
Love phlox, Marilyn.

Never seem anything like Peppermint Twist's behaviour.
But either way, it's very pretty.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 19, 2013 10:30 PM CST
I love Phlox also, and so do the wild rabbits!

Hope they haven't chew 'Peppermint Twist' or my 'Orange Perfection' up! I really love those two! Lovey dubby
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Name: Charlie
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SunnyBorders
Apr 20, 2013 5:53 AM CST
interesting, Marilyn, I never realized there was a rabbit-phlox problem.
Sorry to hear.

We see a few rabbits.
I'm only aware of a bit of early spring grazing on small shrubs and crocuses.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2013 1:03 AM CST
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. *Blush*

Yes, we have lots of wild rabbits here year round and they are one of the reasons I keep losing my Phlox. I guess they 'think' their pruning the plants. I have a wild phlox that I hope they don't chew up this year. Blinking

Like you said, they mostly do it in the Spring.

The other reason I lose the Phlox is me. Maybe I don't give them the drainage they love, add enough compost and mulch, enough water, etc...
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Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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SunnyBorders
Apr 28, 2013 9:28 PM CST
May be your location, Marilyn.
Garden phlox need adequate rain (and/or watering) over the summer.

'Peppermint Twist" is quite vigorous in it's growth.
Below part of one of my original plants, reduced in size and replanted the previous year.

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 28, 2013 10:57 PM CST
Charlie

Great pic! Thumbs up Love the color combo of the two (even if it is the same plant)!

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Marilyn
Jun 22, 2013 7:18 PM CST
I just noticed yesterday that mine is a 'rosy-pink' color. Pretty! First time I've had it like that. I love it and will keep an eye out for a second Peppermint Twist to plant in my garden.
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Name: Charlie
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SunnyBorders
Jun 22, 2013 7:50 PM CST
I love that colour too, Marilyn.

It's annoying to get no reply to the query re branch mutations from the distributors of 'Peppermint Twist', but that has to be 'Candy Floss'.

Still, like you, I don't mind getting two different attractive garden phlox cultivars for the price of one plant!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jun 23, 2013 1:40 AM CST
So far it's all a rosy pink color. No peppermint twist coloring, yet.
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