The dwarf variety, Phlox paniculata ‘Peppermint Twist’ , forms a bushy mound. It produces clusters of pink petals with contrasting white stripes. ‘Peppermint Twist’ is a classic perennial used in the front of border cottage gardens, mixed or herbaceous borders or in containers. Phlox thrives in sun or partial shade in moist soil in an area of good air circulation. Phlox is an excellent cut flower. Deadhead to extend flowering season and divide clumps evey three (3) to four (4) years.