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Phlox paniculata Jeana

Garden Phlox

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

Fall 2022

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Plant Code: PHJE

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Domed clusters of densely packed, lilac pink florets are butterfly magnets! Touted as maintaining outstanding mildew resistance and receiving the most butterfly visits during a 2-year study at Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware. This study at their botanical gardens was done by 15 volunteers of the Pollinator Watch Team who conducted weekly observations over a two-year period of over 94 selections of different Phlox species. Jeana with 539 butterfly visits was by far the most popular for butterflies – especially eastern tiger swallowtails. Studies were done to determine why; however, they found nothing conclusive. Its nectar is no different from other Phlox.

Phlox Jeana was discovered by Jeana Prewitt along the Harpeth River in Nashville, Tennessee. Garden Phlox add a punch of color and heady fragrance to any summer border. When most plants are on their summer siesta; Garden Phlox, known as the ‘backbone’ of the perennial border, provide a range of welcome color. A showstopper in the garden or your favorite vase. Top-notch mildew resistance.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Tall 3-4'
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower: Lavender
Accent: Pink
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Phlox General Information

Phlox paniculata provide unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and fragrant flowers in profusion. Good cut flower, a choice selection for the colder zones. We specifically carry disease-resistant Phlox varieties. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Phlox Plant Care

Prefers moist, humus-rich soil. Phlox can be divided every 3-5 years in spring or fall. In spring, just as new growth appears, dig up the plant and divide clump with a sharp knife or spade into at least 2 or 3 shoots and a portion of the root system. Plants divided in fall should be mulched with a 4-6” layer of straw or pine needles to prevent heaving. Remove mulch in early spring. Cut back by 1/2 in late spring/early summer to encourage more compact plants. Shear off spent blooms just above foliage. To help avoid the possibility of mildew; provide plants with good air circulation (in spring, snip out all but 4-6 stems in a mature clump), avoid drought-like conditions, site plants where they will get sufficient light of six hours or more each day. Should a spray program become necessary, products exist on the market for prevention and control. Removing mature blooms will prevent seeding, if not desired. Clean up spent foliage in spring.