Mildew-resistant Phlox - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by pattipopp
April 23, 2001
Is there a cultivar of phlox that is mildew resistant? The leaves of my phlox get mildew on them every year.

Answer from NGA
April 23, 2001
Phlox is known for its susceptibility to powdery mildew. Here are a few that are supposed to be resistant: 'David,' 'Eva Cullum,' 'Bright Eyes,' and 'Franz Schubert.' Don't crowd phlox as good air circulation helps prevent mildew. Also, clean up all plant material and discard it at the end of the season, and rotate where you plant species every year to help prevent build-up over time. Good luck!

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