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Border phlox

Phlox paniculata 'David'

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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  

CareGrow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, consistently moist soil.

PropagationSow 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.

ProblemsStem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, leaf spots, leaf miners, caterpillars. 'David' shows resistance to powdery mildew.

  • Genus : Phlox
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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