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'David' Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata 'David'

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FLAH-ks pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
Description

'David' is an herbaceous perennial cultivar phlox with fragrant showy white flowers.  The large clusters bloom from mid to late summer and with deadheading may bloom into fall. 

For best results, it should be planted in full sun in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Phlox need watering during dry spells and some fertilization throughout the season. In spite of taking a little work, they are worth the effort for the showy blooms over a long season. They can be used in the middle border of the perennial garden, in small masses, and with other colored phloxes or to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

‘David’ originated as a seedling of Phlox paniculata at the Brandywine Conservancy near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was named after the husband of the Horticultural Coordinator. It was chosen because of its pure white flowers and its resistance to powdery mildew.

 

More information on Phlox paniculata.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Garden Treasures Pollinator Garden- Full Sun Border Garden- Pathway
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#fall flowers#white flowers#partial sun#pyramidal#moths#mulch#cut flowers#upright#moist soil#mounding#low flammability#well-drained soil#multistemmed#perennial flowers#herbaceous perennial#fire resistant#clusters#long bloom time#rich soil#borders#alkaline soil tolerant#clumping#erect#mildew resistant#summmer flowers#HS302#butterflies#black walnut toxicity tolerant#cultivar
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phlox
    Species:
    paniculata
    Family:
    Polemoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America (hybrid)
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Provides nectar to butterflies, skippers, hummingbird moths, sphinx moths, and hummingbirds. Deer, rabbits browse on the foliage.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Defines Paths
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is a longitudinally dehiscent capsule with three or more valves that sometimes separate explosively.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Panicles of densely packed tubular white flowers. Individual 5-petaled flowers are small at 1/2 to 1 inch diameter but the pyramidal flower clusters are 6-10 inches long Blooms mid to late summer of fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-5 inch long lance-shaped green leaves taper to a point
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stiff, upright stems seldom need staking.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut