Phlox paniculata is an herbaceous perennial widely grown for its showy panicles of large, sweet-scented flowers borne from early summer through autumn.
Description[edit | edit source]
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.
Growing Conditions[edit | edit source]
Performs best in full sun with humus-rich, well-drained soils.
Varieties[edit | edit source]
Numerous varieties are available in the trade. Modern cultivars have been selected for resistance to powdery mildews.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Grown for the showy flowers, which are also attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers hold up well in the vase as well.
Maintenance[edit | edit source]
Deadheading encourages rebloom.
Propagation[edit | edit source]
Self-sows readily. Cultivars are generally reproduced by cuttings or tissue culture.
Harvest[edit | edit source]
Pests and Diseases[edit | edit source]
Powdery mildew is a serious issue for this species. See ..Phlox/ for a list of pests and diseases affecting the genus.
References[edit | edit source]
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