Tall summer phlox (Phlox paniculata
) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red. However, powdery mildew can decimate phlox just when it's starting to bloom.
Now comes a short and colorful new mildew-resistant variety that's sure to please flower gardeners. 'Blushing Shortwood' only grows 24 to 30 inches tall. It has blushed pink flowers that open in midsummer and continue into fall. This bicolor cross between the 'David' and 'Shortwood' varieties is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8 and grows best in a location in full sun with good air circulation.
For more on this new mildew resistant phlox variety, go to: Bluestone Perennials.