Tall Phlox is a lovely fine-textured plant that makes the excellent ground cover and adds a variety of colors to every garden.
This delicate plant billows through the garden adding an artistic, free-spirited touch. Creeping varieties make excellent ground covers and have a pleasing rounded shape. Tall varieties are sturdy and colorful, adding texture and vibrancy to the garden. Phlox come in a rich variety of bright colors and reseed freely. They grow quickly and are easy to grow. They are excellent for naturalizing, attracting beneficial insects and hummingbirds, and filling in borders. Mass plantings of phlox will stop you in your tracks. Low-growing varieties of phlox trail over rock walls or pots and bare carpet areas to provide irresistible color and texture.
Phlox paniculata is the scientific name of the hardy perennial plant commonly called Tall Phlox, or Garden Phlox.
It’s been a must-have plant for the summer garden for many years. The showy flowers come in white, pinks, purples, reds and orange, along with some varieties that have bi-colored petals. Deliciously scented Garden Phlox is a flower garden favorite that blooms in July and August. A beautiful cut flower that butterflies and hummingbirds love. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soil and tolerates drought once established. It's hardy in zones 4-8. Depending on the named variety the plants reach 24-48 inches tall and will develop a lovely thick clump up to 2-feet full in about three years. There are many varieties of Phlox paniculata in cultivation, and once you’ve grown one or two different types the urge to collect them will be hard to resist.
Climate Zone: 3 through 8
Mature Height: 2 to 4 Feet
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Type: Adaptable to Various Soils
Botanical Name: Phlox Paniculata
Ships As: Bareroot Plant
The blooms appear in midsummer and are white. The foliage is a medium color green providing a beautiful background. These plants can grow up to 4 feet tall when fully grown. They love shade and will thrive in it. They will not do so well in sunlight. These plants can be adaptable to various soil conditions with good drainage. Climate zones 3 through 8 will support these plants nicely. Phlox Paniculata is the scientific name for this plant.