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Phlox paniculata 'David' (Border phlox, Summer phlox)

Phlox paniculata 'David' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Phlox paniculata 'David' floks pah-nik-yew-LAY-tah Common Name: Border phlox, Summer phlox 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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