Border phlox

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Border phlox (Phlox paniculata 'David')
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Genus:  Phlox
This pure white phlox is valuable in the garden because of its abundant, fragrant flowers, its sturdy growth habit, and its resistance to powdery mildew. Growing to about 3 ½ feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide, it blooms from early summer to early fall. It needs a consistently moist soil. Use it in a border or cottage garden. It will glow at dusk.
Noteworthy Characteristics:    
Care:  Grow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, consistently moist soil.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in a cold frame as soon as they ripen or in spring. Take basal cuttings in spring or root cuttings in fall or winter.
Problems:  Stem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, leaf spots, leaf miners, caterpillars. 'David' shows resistance to powdery mildew.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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