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Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender' is often confused with:
Phlox carolina Phlox carolina
Phlox paniculata Phlox paniculata
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Phlox paniculata 'David' Form
Phlox maculata Form in native habitat
Phlox P. douglasii- creeping phlox

Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender'

Other plants called Garden Phlox:

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

Phlox paniculata "David's Lavender" is an herbaceous perennial cultivar with fragrant, showy. lavender-pink flowers which have a lighter central eye.  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. Although it is tolerant of clay soil, David's Lavender will benefit from the application of lime in acidic soils. 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's Lavender is a sport of the popular disease-resistant white-flowered  Phlox paniculata ' David' and was discovered by Itsaul Plants in Georgia. Although it is more mildew resistant than most Phlox paniculata, its resistance is slightly less than the parent cultivar 'David'.

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#hummingbirds#sun#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#conical#fall flowers#perennial#pink flowers#partial sun#pyramidal#moths#mulch#cut flowers#upright#small mammals#moist soil#mounding#low flammability#well-drained soil#multistemmed#summer flowers#lavender flowers#herbaceous perennial#large flowers#fire resistant#long bloom time#rich soil#acidic soil tolerant#alkaline soil tolerant#clumping#mildew resistant#butterfly friendly#butterflies#black walnut toxicity tolerant
  • 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
    Fire Risk Rating:
    low flammability
    Wildlife Value:
    Phlox paniculata provides nectar to butterflies, skippers, hummingbird moths, sphinx moths, and hummingbirds. Deer, rabbits browse on the foliage.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Disease resistant
    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
    Conical
    Erect
    Mounding
    Multi-stemmed
    Pyramidal
    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)
    Sand
    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:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    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 lavender-pink flowers. Individual 5-petaled flowers are small at 1/2 to 1 inch diameter but the pyramidal flower clusters are 8-10 inches long. Blooms mid to late summer of fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3-5 inch long oval deep green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Black Walnut