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Phlox paniculata

Common Name(s):
Fall phlox, Garden phlox
Categories:
Perennials, Wildflowers
Comment:

Tall phlox is one of the best loved garden flowers; native to the southeast, many cultivars have been selected; powdery mildew is a chronic problem, and spraying with fungicides or selecting resistant cultivars; this plant is occasionally damaged by deer

Season:
Mid-summer to mid-fall
Height:
24-36 in.
Flower Color:
Magenta, pink, white, blue
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
Foliage:
14 or more pairs of short-stalked to stalkless, 6 in., opposite, lanceolate leaves; veins branch off the center vein then curve toward the tip of the leaf near the edge and connect with the next vein, forming what appears to be a vein along the edge of the leaf; smooth stems
Flower:
Large, dense pyramidal cluster of 1 in. slender, purplish pink, flaring tube flower with five lobes
Site:
Open woods, fields, thickets, stream banks
Propagation:
Division in fall
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Soil:
Moist, well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Southeastern USA, North Carolina
Tags:
pink, sun, summer, fall, blue, purple, wildflower, perennial, partial shade, white, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 760

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Photo by titanium22, CC-BY-SA-2.0