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Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Clear pink flowers with a darker pink eye are displayed in large pyramidal panicles atop stiff, erect stems with abundant foliage. Especially remarkable when planted en masse, 'Eva Cullum' will bloom nearly all summer long. Its sweetly fragrant blossoms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

 


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

Clear pink with darker pink eye

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

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

Plant Height

28-34 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

All summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests