General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division

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Common names
  • Variegated Garden Phlox

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Comments:
  • Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 21, 2013 9:02 PM concerning plant:
    I'd say that the flowers of this cultivar are quite attractive, but the foliage is quite exceptional.
    The variegated foliage complements those perennials, including other phlox cultivars, which are around it.
    It makes a great contribution to mixed perennial beds.
  • Posted by SunnyBorders (Aurora, Ontario - Zone 5b) on Apr 8, 2018 4:20 PM concerning plant:
    Re name change proposal denied for the NGA Plants Database.
    The name of this excellent cultivar is spelled variously as 'Nora Leigh' and 'Norah Leigh'.
    The cultivar is listed as 'Norah Leigh' (viz Nora with an "h") in the Royal Horticultural Society Horticultural Database.

    The cultivar was named by the British horticulturalist, Alan Bloom, as "Norah Leigh', after he had discovered the plant in the garden of Norah Leigh, at Broadwell Manor, Gloucestershire, England.

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