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 ColorFlaming salmon orange
Foliage ColorDeep green
Plant Spread18-24 in.
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Plant Height36 in.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Border, Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrant flowers or foliage
Bloom TimeAll summer