This sturdy, upright perennial reaches 2 to 4 feet tall. In July and August, and through September with deadheading, it bears flowers in shades of white, coral, pink, red, lavender, and violet, depending on the cultivar. Some have a lighter or darker eye, and others have variegated leaves. Many of the cultivars are fragrant; scent is most noticeable at night.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBest known and latest-blooming phlox. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. When allowed to self-seed, cultivars may revert to a more vigorous plant with lavender-rose flowers.
CareGrow in fertile, moist soil.
PropagationDivide in autumn or spring.
ProblemsPowdery mildew, stem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spots, leaf miners, and caterpillars.
- Genus : Phlox
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Flowers, Self Seeds
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Bloom Time : Summer