The Phlox is native to the eastern and central part of North America and the Phlox paniculata is commonly named garden phlox. The phlox is a genus from the Polemoniaceae family. In Greek the word phlox means flame in reference to the intense pink flower colour of many species.
The Phlox paniculata is available in many colours, but except for the colour they all have the same characteristics and wishes. The garden phlox grows well if it is placed in the right location. It spreads slowly through rhizomes.
The Phlox paniculata prefers a sunny spot with well-drained and fertile soil. This garden phlox mostly prefers consistently moist soil but is pretty drought tolerant as well. Especially with too much shade this garden phlox is more susceptible to powdery mildew but too much drought does not help either.
In the summer the garden phlox blooms with large clusters of fragrant flowers that are very suitable as cut flowers.
Attracts bees: no
Characteristic: newly emerging every year
Exposure: sun/ part shade
Flower colour: various
Flowering time: July – August
Foliage colour: green
Fragrant flower: yes
Hardiness: -25 ºC/ -13 ºF
Height: 3 ft 11 inches/ 1.2 m