Peppermint Twist Tall Garden Phlox

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This remarkable Phlox variety features a dwarf nature with delicious color and a scintillating fragrance that drifts on the afternoon breeze like no other! Like the peppermint candy of its namesake, the Peppermint Twist Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist') offers up delicate blooms that feature pink and white stripes from July into September.

White stripes on each pinwheel-like blossom emanate out from a pink center, creating an eye-catching visual that is impressive in its own right. However, gathered together in large clusters against the deep green foliage, Peppermint Twist's flowers are nothing short of magnificent. Local pollinators and butterflies will heartily agree!

With a shorter and stockier nature than other perennial Tall Garden Phlox varieties, Peppermint Twist can more easily stand up to harsh weather conditions throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 8, and its strong stems do a great job of holding its clustered, flower heads aloft!

Planting and Application:

Plant several Peppermint Twist for an impressive border, or scatter a few around high-traffic areas like patios and poolside! Container gardens, pollinator borders, and perennial beds are perfect for these flouncy blossoms! Must haves for Cottage and Cut Flower gardens, Tall Garden Phlox has stood the test of time in gardens for hundreds of years!

Peppermint Twist Phlox will provide a delectable color for your yard this year on a plant with a hardy, carefree nature. It's the type of perennial that seems to jump out at you in the summer garden. The candy-striped blooms create an impression wherever they're placed.

Phlox plants are drought-tolerant, therefore suitable for Xeriscaping, in Rock Gardens, and are recommended for Fire-Wise landscaping! This Phlox can be planted as a border along a hot and sunny pathway, or as edging plants! The great thing about Tall Garden Phlox is that it mixes well with other perennials and provides a summer of blooms. If you like to encourage birds to come to your yard, Phlox attracts Hummingbirds and is a good selection for inclusion in a bird garden!

  • Clusters of Pink Blooms With White Stripes
  • Dark Green Foliage & Strong Stems
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies!
  • Fragrant Blooms For Bouquets
  • Compact, Creeping Groundcover, Shades Out Weeds & Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Your Peppermint Twist Dwarf Garden Phlox is a herbaceous perennial with an upright form and low-maintenance nature! Blooming their best in full sun and even handle some partial shade. Loving regular to moderate moisture, Phlox is adaptable to a variety of well-drained soils. Provide a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch around the roots of your plants to help them combat the effect of drought.

Peppermint Twist maintains color throughout the season quite well on its own, but with a little deadheading, you're sure to enhance your blooms well into autumn. Once the frost kills back the foliage, trim your Phlox back to the ground in anticipation of new growth to begin anew in the spring.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs Once Established
  • Deadhead After Flowering & Prune in Late Autumn
  • Low-Maintenance & Adaptable

Why not plant your own Peppermint Twist Tall Garden Phlox this year and see for yourself how impressive this dwarf Phlox really is? Order today at Nature Hills!

Phlox Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tall Garden Phlox spread?

Most Garden Phlox do spread some but politely so - not getting into trouble and not jumping their borders. Should the clumps become too large you can easily divide them.

Should your deadhead Tall Garden Phlox?

Deadheading Phlox helps prevent some varieties from self-seeding and encourages a rebloom.

Where is the best place to plant Phlox?

Phlox needs well-drained enriched soil with good air circulation for best results. Mulch their beds and fertilize them each spring.

What happens to Phlox in the winter?

Phlox are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves and stems after frost and die back to the ground. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Peppermint Twist Tall Garden Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 16 - 20 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White Striped Pink
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes