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Phlox paniculata Katherine

Garden Phlox

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2-3’ (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Lavender / Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Dense, blue-lilac trusses have a white center to each floret. Excellent appearance and mildew resistance make this one of the best Garden Phlox. Garden Phlox are known as the ‘backbone’ of the border and mix well with other perennials.

When most plants are on their summer siesta, Garden Phlox provide a much needed shot of color. Large blossoms in a range of colors, Garden Phlox are known as the "backbone" of the perennial border.

Features to Note:

  • Fragrant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • For a Sunny Spot

Phlox General Information:

Phlox paniculata provide unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and fragrant flowers in profusion. While a spray program to control mildew is often necessary, the rewards are worth it. Good cut flower, fragrant, best selection for the coldest areas.

Phlox Plant Care:

Prefers moist, humus-rich soil. Phlox can be divided every 3 - 5 years in spring or fall. Self sows prolifically but colors may not grow true to parent plant. Cut back by 1/2 in late spring/early summer to encourage more compact plants. Shear off after bloom, just above foliage to encourage more blooms. Snip off any winter-damaged shoots in spring. To allow for good air circulation, snip out all but 4 - 6 stems in mature clump.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: PHKA