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
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest