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‘John Fanick’ garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick'

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This garden phlox has striking, bicolor lavender-and-pink flowers beginning in early summer and displays a pleasing compact form. Its slightly waxy leaves hold powdery mildew at bay, and the plant doesn’t even flinch in heat, humidity, or drought. ‘John Fanick’ grows to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsDisease resistant; fragrant flowers; attracts butterflies.

CareProvide full sun or very light shade and well-drained soil.

ProblemsRoot rot, spider mites, plant bugs.

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