Belonging to the Phlox genus (Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'), Nicky is a variety of Perennial phlox. Nicky is a hybrid variety.
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Vigourous plants are resistant to mildew and hot weather. Lovely clusters of saucer shaped magenta flowers bring a touch of cheer and fragrance to the garden.
Outstanding for mixed borders and mass plantings. Especially nice near a porch or patio where fragrance can be enjoyed. Top quality cut flowers
Attacts hummingbirds and butterflies.Nicky grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Nicky is known for growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (2.93 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Nicky Perennial phlox is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Nicky have been kindly provided by our members.
Maintain moist conditions and remove faded flowers for best display.Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Nicky is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will typically do well in a variety of different extremes of cold temperature. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Nicky in loamy and clay soil with a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.
Prepare the planting site by digging deeply and enriching with organic matter.As Nicky is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.