Phlox paniculata

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Phlox paniculata
Phlox paniculata
Phlox paniculata

Summer Phlox
Binomial:Phlox paniculata
Type:herbaceous perennial

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]