Phlox, Garden (Phlox paniculata)
Phlox, Garden Plant FeaturesAdd height, color, and fragrance to your summer borders with garden phlox. This easy-care perennial will reward you with tall wands of pink, red, purple, blue, white, or bi-colored blooms from midsummer through fall. Growing 3 to 6 feet tall, garden phlox is ideal for the back-of-the-border where it will add another layer of color behind more mounding perennials such as daylily and black-eyed Susan. Hummingbirds and butterflies will also feast on the sweet, nectar-rich blooms. Plus, garden phlox makes a terrific cut flower. Deer generally avoid garden phlox. Hardy from zones 3-9.
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Phlox, Garden Growing InstructionsPhlox grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. Some varieties can develop powdery mildew during the summer if grown in too much shade or in a spot with poor air flow. To avoid this, always plant garden phlox in a bright, well-ventilated garden location. Once established garden phlox is quite drought tolerant. Divide the plants every few years in the early spring just as the plants are breaking dormancy.
Garden phlox is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Complement your Phlox, GardenBlack-Eyed Susan
The bright yellow flowers of Black-eyed Susan are a sunny contrast to the pink, red, white, and lavender blooms of Garden Phlox.
Plant Garden Phlox behind a bed of Daylily to create a layered show of color.
Coneflowers and Phlox both produce gorgeous flowers in late summer making them a great pairing.