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Phlox paniculata

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Common Name:  Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox

Full to part sun, moderately wet to medium moisture level, rich loamy soil, neutral to slightly alkaline pH.  2-4 ft. height, blooms summer into fall, magenta/pinkish lavender/white flowers, spreads by rhizomes.

Germination Code: C(60)

Native Region: Statewide

This phlox is the parent of the cultivars in the garden catalogs.  Needs good air circulation to discourage mildew.  Will grow in light shade but produces fewer flowers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox - Phlox paniculata 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox - Phlox paniculata 1
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/