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

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
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 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division

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Location: Tennesseephoto courtesy Sunlight Gardens, www.sunlightgardens.com
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Location: Harper fence, morning sunDate: 2013-08-27
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 9, 2012 7:11 AM

Phlox paniculata is widespread along stream banks and roadsides in the eastern United States everywhere but in Florida. It is the wild phlox you may see blooming in the summer with big balls of pink, lavender, or even white flowers. This species has given rise to many cultivated forms. 'Shortwood' is one that is believed to have come from P. 'David' and 'Eva Cullum'. It has brilliant pink flowers from mid summer into fall and is mildew resistant in full sun and good soil. It is a butterfly magnet, makes a great cut flower, and is super fragrant.

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