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Phlox paniculata 'Laura'

Plant Type: Perennials

Rated a top performer! 'Laura' produces masses of fuchsia-purple blossoms with starry, white centers and dark eyes all summer long. This selection has a particularly long bloom an time has demonstrated very good mildew resistance. The perfumed blossoms make great bouquets!

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

Fuschia-purple

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

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

Plant Height

24-30 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

All summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests