Plant Type: Perennials
Panicles of deliciously perfumed, cherry red blossoms contrast sharply against the deep green foliage from mid through late summer. They attract both butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. The tall, sturdy, clumping habit of this variety makes it a good candidate for the back of the border.
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 ColorCherry red
Plant Spread24-36 in.
Bellflower (Campanula ), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (L
Plant Height36 in.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Border, Mass Plant, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrant flowers or foliage
Bloom TimeMid to late summer