General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Other: prone to powdery mildew
Fruit: Other: Seeds are carried inside a capsule, which splits open when ripe and throws the seeds away from the parent plant.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Birds
Bees

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Common names
  • Tall Phlox
  • Garden Phlox
  • Fall phlox
  • Perennial phlox

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Comments:
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Oct 25, 2011 7:40 AM concerning plant:
    Phlox can be cut back to shorten the height and produce blooms at a later time.
    I dead head my phlox right after first bloom and get a second flush of blooms.
  • Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 10, 2019 12:31 PM concerning plant:
    THE phlox for butterflies, especially swallowtails. Some comments state this particular phlox is prone to mildew, but I haven't had any on mine; fungal diseases are endemic in my area. Very tough plant. Blooms continuously.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 11, 2012 6:07 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get pollen from this plant.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On May 16, 2021 Seeds germinated
2
MrsBinWY On February 13, 2021 Seeds sown
WS 16 seeds from 2020G in milk jug
MrsBinWY On May 20, 2018 Transplanted
2 from 2016G & 1 from Becky (the 1 from Becky near pear tree)
MrsBinWY On February 5, 2017 Seeds sown
soak (+ H2O2); 4 weeks in fridge on coffee filter; germinate at room temp; 16 seeds from 2016 garden; sown in milk jug 3-10-17, room temp; refridged 5-25-17
antsinmypants On May 19, 2022 Transplanted
Into sun garden 2.
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