Phlox paniculata is an herbaceous perennial widely grown for its showy panicles of large, sweet-scented flowers borne from early summer through autumn.
The plants are clump-forming and erect, with terminal panicles of trumpet-shaped flowers. Flower colors vary from white through pink, red, purple, and nearly blue.
Performs best in full sun with humus-rich, well-drained soils.
Numerous varieties are available in the trade. Modern cultivars have been selected for resistance to powdery mildews.
Grown for the showy flowers, which are also attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers hold up well in the vase as well.
Deadheading encourages rebloom.
Self-sows readily. Cultivars are generally reproduced by cuttings or tissue culture.
Pests and Diseases
Powdery mildew is a serious issue for this species. See ..Phlox/ for a list of pests and diseases affecting the genus.
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