Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox
A loved 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 back of the border. Although tolerant of drought, plants prefer moist soil.
Tall Phlox make a charming addition to cottage and perennial gardens. Plant in cutting gardens, butterfly and pollinator gardens, meadow and naturalized gardens. Being our native variety it holds its own against pest and disease that bother other varieties.
Plant in full sun to part shade. Add organic matter to 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.
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