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Looking for the perfect perennial that is easy to grow and packs a big colorful punch? Phlox is the ticket! No other plant family native to Eastern North American can compare with that of Phlox as an important perennials for the garden. The phlox family ranges from bright patches of creeping phlox in the spring to the tall garden phlox that blooms all summer. Phlox is a low maintenance plant that is easy to grow and provides long blooming masses of color in both sunny and shady areas of the garden. All phlox bear the distinctive five-petaled, flat faced flowers.
Phlox – Polemoniaceae family
Garden Phlox – P. paniculata – Tall garden phlox native to Eastern and North America is a staple in my garden. The flower heads are showy and rise above the shorter annuals and perennials not to mention the wonderful fragrance the emit. Garden phlox will bloom from midsummer to early fall attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Individual flowers are flat-faced and measure about 1 inch across, nothing special as individuals, but most impressive when seen in large trusses above the narrow pointed leaves. Prolific flowering is the hallmark of this garden favorite.
They grow 3-4 feet tall and 2 feet wide and work extremely well to add colorful height to any perennial beds. The colors are striking and a standout as a back drop to shorter plants. We have purple and white at our Garden Center. Phlox are easy to grow and tend to naturalize and spread. Long bloom period from mid summer to early fall. Cut to the ground each winter and divide as needed. Hardy in zones 4-8.
Fast growing phlox pairs well with balloon flower, speedwell, lobelia, turtlehead, and clematis. Great as a specimen plant, border, or cottage gardens. Plant in mass for an impressive display of color.