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Garden Phlox

Scientific Name:

Phlox paniculata

Common Name(s):

Phlox paniculata, Bumblebee

Phlox paniculata, Bumblebee
Photo credit Tracie Bowers

Fall phlox, Garden Phlox

Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers

Comment:
Tall phlox is one of the most loved garden flowers native to the southeast. Many cultivars are available, Powdery mildew is a chronic problem with this plant so ventilation is important and it is best to water at the base of the pant, not from overhead. A summer mulch is appreciated to keep the root zone cool and to retain ground moisture.

Season:

Mid-summer to mid fall

Height:
2-4 ft.

Flowering Period:
July to September

Flower Color:
White, coral, pink, red, lavender and violet

Usage:

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Phlox paniculata
Photo credit Tracie Bowers

Beds and borders

Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8

Propagation:

division in Fall

Exposure:

Sun to part shade

Soil:
Fertile, moist well drained

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
Southeastern U.S., North Carolina

Pollinator(s) Attracted:
Butterflies

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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