Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'David') in the Phloxes Database

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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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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2015-08-02
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Location: San Antonio, TXDate: Jul 28, 2005 2:07 PM
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Date: 2016-08-05
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-08-07
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Date: 2013-07-19
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-07-15Beautifully held buds and blossoms.
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: July
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2009-07-29
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Date: 2012-07-13
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Location: My GardensDate: July 12, 2010Close View Of Blooms
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Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2014-08-15
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Location: 382 River Road, Pequea, PA 17565Date: August 5, 2015Reliable and care-free
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2009-08-05Compact blossom heads - beautiful in bloom.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USADate: 2018-08-11
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Date: 2007-06-12Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-09Very long-lived plant.
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Date: 2012-07-13
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Location: Chicago, ILDate: 2012-07-22 First blooms in 'David' phlox. Planted previous fall.  Lovely gar
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Date: 2011-07-17
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-07-16
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2015-07-16My white flowering David made sport that is lavender.
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Location: Fireplace garden, rightDate: 2012-08-20
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Location: Fireplace garden, rightDate: 2012-07-27In a mixed bed with Arabesque lilies.
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Date: 2015-08-15
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Location: My GardensDate: July 12, 2010A Magnet For The Soul & Butterflies
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-08-14
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-08-07
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-07-28
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Location: Kamloops, BC, CanadaDate: 2014-01-17
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-0830The phlox escaped from the outside of The Park to the interior wh
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-07-31
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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Oct 9, 2011 12:05 PM

I have had it 10+ years with no mildew here.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2011 1:27 PM

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.

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Posted by ge1836 (Pittsford NY - Zone 6a) on Oct 9, 2011 6:50 AM

This year my Phlox David did have mildew.

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Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Nov 7, 2011 10:24 AM

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.

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Mar 13, 2014 1:24 PM

No staking required, and will grow in less than full sun. Mine gets full morning sun, but toward end of summer has afternoon shade.

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 24, 2014 7:59 PM

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.

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GaNinFl On November 3, 2015 Obtained plant
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