Phlox paniculata 'Wild Purple'

Wild Purple Garden Phlox

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Wild Purple Garden Phlox is an upright perennial native to the east coast.  The stiff stems are covered with dark green toothed foliage and dense clusters of  fragrant purple flowers that bloom from summer into fall.  Best flowering in full sun and rich, moist, well-drained soils. 

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

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2' - 4'

Spread: 

2’ - 3’

Spacing: 

2’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest:

SummerFall

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 Garden, Native Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Beardtongue, Wisteria, Rose

 

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