Find the Missouri native perennial Phlox paniculata Tall Garden Phlox in St Louis Missouri at Sugar Creek Gardens plant nursery and garden center.
Phlox paniculata – Garden Phlox
A treasured Missouri native, Garden Phlox, Phlox paniculata, graces the garden with plump clusters of pink to lavender flowers that can grow 8″ across. Its fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies and make excellent cut flowers. In bloom, it creates a magnificent display. Plants grow tall to about 3-4′ making them ideal for the back of the border. Although tolerant of drought, plants prefer moist soil.
Tall Phlox makes a charming addition to cottage and perennial gardens. Plant in cutting gardens, butterfly and pollinator gardens, meadows, and naturalized gardens. Being our native variety it holds its own against pests and diseases that bother other varieties.
Plant in full sun to part shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Plants benefit from fertilizer added to the soil. Although tolerant of drought, for best bloom keep consistently moist when plants are setting buds and flowering. If you want an extra big show liquid fertilize when plants are setting up buds.