Spring Garden Tips

Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox

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Botanical Name

Phlox paniculata

Hardiness

Zones 4 to 8

Height

2 to 4 feet

Width

2 feet

Flowers

Summer to early fall: white, pink, red, blue, purple, bi-colors

Light

Full sun

Soil

Moist, well-drained

Planting and Care

Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart.

Deadhead for repeat bloom and no re-seeding.

Pinch to reduce height and delay bloom.

Divide every 3 to 4 years for vigor.

Problems

Powdery mildew, phlox plant bug, deer

Varieties to Consider

Flame Series - smaller, mildew resistant

David - mildew resistant, Perennial Plant of the Year 2002

Bright Eyes, Eva Cullum, Fesselballon, Flamingo, Orange Perfection, Tenor, The King, Speed Limit 45, Sandra, Prime Minister, Sternhimmel, Look Again - all mildew resistant

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