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Phlox paniculata /Summer Phlox

Phlox paniculata  / Phlox paniculata
Large heads of pink flowers on two to three foot stalks
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Large heads of pink flowers on two to three foot stalks

Flowers in the early stages of bloom

Close-up image of a floral head

A large mass of flowers that occur every mid summer

This phlox is a popular summer flowering perennial in cottage gardens

Stalks that are over three feet tall

A nice white cultivar

Each shoot terminated in an inflorescence

A close view of an inflorescence

A close view of an inflorescens

Large number of flowering shoots from a single clump

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Scientific Name: Phlox paniculata
Common Name: Summer Phlox
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: A clump forming phlox with upright, multiple stems arising from a central crown. Provides fragrant blooms for two or more months during the heat of summer. The removal of spent flower heads prolongs flowering period. Following first frost, cut back stalks to 6-9 inches above ground level. To increase, dig and divide established plants in fall. Powdery mildew and root rot may be a problem.