Phlox paniculata 'Ditoran'

Sweet Summer® Queen™ Garden Phlox

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Queen Garden Phlox is a native compact perennial with a bushy habit and sturdy stems covered with bronze-green lance-shaped foliage.  Dense panicles of very fragrant large salmon pink flowers with broad darker eyes bloom from late spring through summer.  Best flowering in full sun and rich, moist, well-drained soils.  The Sweet Summer series has improved disease resistance.

Phlox paniculata provides nectar to butterflies, skippers, Sphinx and Hummingbird moths, and hummingbirds.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1' - 1.5’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest:

SpringSummer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly, but do not water from overhead or overcrowd plants to avoid powdery mildew.  Cut to ground and clean garden area in winter helps prevent mildew infection in next growing season.  Spider mites can be a problem in hot and dry climates. Taller stems may need staking. Deadheading prolongs bloom.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, , Naturalized AreasRock GardensWildlife GardenNative Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: BeardtongueSpeedwell, Clematis 

IMAGE: AcabashiPhlox paniculata garden phlox in the West Garden Hatfield House Hertfordshire England 01CC BY-SA 4.0

 

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