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Phlox paniculata 'David'
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Plant Type: Perennials

'David' displays enormous heads of fragrant, white flowers from mid to late summer. The bright green foliage and sturdy constitution make this plant beautiful even when it's not in bloom. Trials have shown this variety to be one of the most powdery mildew resistant to date. A trouble-free delight!

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Phlox paniculata is unequaled for showy blooms over a long period throughout the summer. Though they are some of the most popular perennials available, they do require some maintenance to sustain their health and vigor. Tall Garden Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. Overhead watering should be avoided since some varieties of phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants and by thinning them out periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time and prevent self-seeding

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

24-36 in.

Good Companions

Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Daylily-Designer (Hemerocallis ), Russian Sage (Perovskia ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum

Plant Height

42 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Cut flower or foliage, Fragrant flowers or foliage, Border, Mass Plant

Bloom Time

Mid to late summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests