Phlox paniculata – Jeana Garden Phlox
Best Performer In Top Field Trial
“…attracted more butterflies than any other garden phlox…”
Jeana Phlox brings months of beautiful color and great disease resistance. Its many sweetly fragrant flower heads are made up of hundreds of petals in lovely shades of rosy-pink. At a recent field trial at the world renown Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware, Jeana received a perfect 5-star rating, the only Phlox out of 66 to win the top score. According to the observers of the trial:
Without a doubt, the best-performing Phlox from the trial. Jeana in particular stood out for its exceptionally mildew-free foliage. This trait carries through to the garden and is one of the main reasons Jeana performed as well in the trial. It produces an impressive floral display from mid-July through early September. Interestingly, the individual flowers, or pips, are much smaller than any other garden phlox. However, that does not deter the butterflies that feed on its nectar. In fact, we found Jeana attracted more butterflies than any other garden phlox in the entire trial. With a top rank in both horticultural and ecological evaluations, Phlox Jeana is hard to beat.
If you love Phlox but have steered away from them due to their finicky behavior, this plant is for you. It works beautifully in cottage gardens, mass plantings, and containers. Its exceptional flowers are outstanding cut and delightfully fragrant. A favorite of Swallowtail butterflies, Skippers, Sphinx months, Hummingbirds moths, hummingbird and other butterflies. Cut plants back hard, to about 6″ for rebloom.
Plant in full sun to light shade in soil that has been amended with organic matter. Keep well watered, especially when plants are blooming and setting up buds. For best results apply an all-purpose fertilizer following manufacturer’s instructions.