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Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Giant 5 to 6 inch long panicles of flaming salmon-orange flowers sit atop strong stems nearly all summer long. The compact clumps of dense, deep green foliage stand a full 3 feet tall, making them ideal for the back of the border. Phlox also makes a terrific cut flower, perfuming your home with their sweet scent.

 


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

Flaming salmon orange

Foliage Color

Deep green

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Plant Height

36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

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

Bloom Time

All summer

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests