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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2000 Georgia Gold Medal Winner; 2002 Perennial Plant of the Year

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  • Garden Phlox

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Photo by luvsgrtdanes
Location: Maine
Date: 2023-08-11
Location: My Yard
Date: 2020-06-18
Location: My Yard
Date: 2016-07-24
#pollination
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: August 7, 2020
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-09-06
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2015-08-02
Location: My Yard
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2022-09-06
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-07-10
Zone 9b. A perfect pure white flower color en masse.
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-09-1

Date: 2016-08-05
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 12, 2010
Close View Of Blooms
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-07-10
Hummingbird Clearwing enjoying the Phlox
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-07-15
Beautifully held buds and blossoms.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 7/3/2022
David is just starting to bloom. Container grown plant.
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: San Antonio, TX
Date: Jul 28, 2005 2:07 PM
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 12, 2010
A Magnet For The Soul & Butterflies
Location: 382 River Road, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: August 5, 2015
Reliable and care-free
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2009-08-05
Compact blossom heads - beautiful in bloom.

Date: 2019-08-16

Date: 2013-07-19

Date: August 2013
Plant in bloom.
Location: Home garden
Date: 2020-07-22
By KYgal
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2014-07-08
Photo by NJBob
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 10/10/2021

Date: 2012-07-13
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Location: Fireplace garden, right
Date: 2012-08-20
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-07
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Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2014-03-13
Emerging in spring
Location: KALAMA WA
Date: 2020-08-03
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: July
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2009-07-29
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 7/3/2022
David is just starting to bloom. Container grown plant.
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-0830
The phlox escaped from the outside of The Park to the interior wh

Date: 2012-07-13
Location: my front yard
Date: 2013-08-12
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-31

Date: 2015-08-15
Location: Fireplace garden, right
Date: 2012-07-27
In a mixed bed with Arabesque lilies.
Location: The Park - full sun garden
Date: 2015-07-31
Location: The Park - full sun garden
Date: 2015-07-31
Location: The Park - full sun garden
Date: 2015-07-31
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-07-16
My white flowering David made sport that is lavender.
Location: My Yard
Date: 2019-05-16
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-07-24
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-07-24
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2009-10-09
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2014-08-15
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-11

Date: 2007-06-12
Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-08-19
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Date: 2014-01-17
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Date: 2016-07-23
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-09
Very long-lived plant.

Date: 2011-07-17
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Date: 2014-07-07
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-06-24
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 2012-07-22 
First blooms in 'David' phlox. Planted previous fall.  Lovely gar

Date: 2012-07-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-07-16

Date: 2014-07-24

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
  • Uploaded by vic

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Date: 2018-07-13
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2011-08-14
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2011-08-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
Date: 2013-07-28
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Comments:
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Mar 13, 2014 1:24 PM concerning plant:
    No staking required, and will grow in less than full sun. Mine gets full morning sun, but toward end of summer has afternoon shade.
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Nov 7, 2011 10:24 AM concerning plant:
    A stalwart cultivar that never seems to suffer any disease problems and never fails to broadcast its heady perfume across the garden each year in season. This is a significant improvement over most old-fashioned garden phlox.
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 24, 2014 7:59 PM concerning plant:
    I have tried several Garden Phloxes, and 'David' is still my favorite. It grows tall and blooms reliably and profusely from midsummer through early fall. Phlox paniculata is native to eastern North America, and the bees and the butterflies love it. 'David' has good mildew resistance and enjoys full sun and average soil care in my zone 7a garden.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2011 1:27 PM concerning plant:
    Much better than the old white phox grandma used to grow as it never gets powery mildew like they did. An added bonus is that it has a lovely scent. The glowing white flowers really stand out in the perennial garden. I had Phlox David for many years until I finally managed to kill mine by moving it one too many times in the middle of summer.

    Rita, located on the north shore of Nassau County Long Island, NY zone 6/7 where it is humid here in the summer.
  • Posted by ge1836 (Pittsford NY - Zone 6a) on Oct 9, 2011 6:50 AM concerning plant:
    This year my Phlox David did have mildew.
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 9, 2011 12:05 PM concerning plant:
    I have had it 10+ years with no mildew here.
Plant Events from our members
GaNinFl On November 3, 2015 Obtained plant
Received from Santa Rosa Gardens
Catmint20906 On June 24, 2015 Bloomed
christine2 On June 1, 2013 Obtained plant
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lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
lovesblooms On January 28, 2017 Seeds sown
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GoTilly On August 1, 2021 Bloomed
GoTilly On April 11, 2021 Plant emerged
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Nice photos! Now I want to grow Phlox. by RickCorey Nov 13, 2011 1:43 AM 3

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