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

Photo Gallery
Location: My Yard
Date: 2014-07-27
#pollination
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 9 2022
Cutting blooming for the first time
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 10 2022
Original clump was very small, it has doubled over two years.
Photo by Gardenho
Photo by Gardenho
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-08-04
Same head but 4 different florets!
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-08-18
Always over 60 inches tall!
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 30, 2016
Strong Attraction For #Butterflies #Pollinators
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2023-07-17
Striations in flower
Location: Virginia
Date: 2019-07-12
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-11
Location: Bryson City, North Carolina
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2007-07-16
common tall garden phlox
Location: MN
Date: August 2016
Flowers
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 2020
Butterfly plant
Location: Southern Maine
Date: Aug 3, 2022
This beautiful plant seedling appeared in my garden this summer!!
Location: Southern Maine
Date: August 2022
Beloved by Clearwing Hummingbird Moth
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-09-10
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2023-08-14
Wondrously tall white phlox…descended from 'David'
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-24

Date: 2018-07-01
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-09-16
most of the seeds have fallen
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-13
Location: Aurora, Ontario
Date: 2012-07-30

Date: 2015-08-02
Photo by dirtdorphins
Photo by gardengus
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-08-06
Location: Front garden
Date: 2014-08-02
Location: Southern Maine
Date: July 31 2022
spontaneous seedling.  First bloom.  :)
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
Location: Mississauga
Date: 2009-08-08
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-23
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-10-30
Fall bloom
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-06-17
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8b
Date: 2012-05-19
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2023-08-31
Frilly, brilliant white blossoms on this seedling.
Location: Canada
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: Southern Maine
Date: 2022
Thought it might be helpful to show a tall phlox before it blooms
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-09-04
Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-29

Date: 2012-07-14
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-12
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-26
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-01
In a landscape setting in our front yard.
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-10-16
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-02
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-13
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-13
Photo by Paul2032
Photo by gardengus
Photo by gardengus
Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565
Date: 2017-08-06

Date: 2012-07-05
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2005-07-07
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-09-19

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield

Date: 2012-07-05

Date: 2012-07-05
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2007-07-23

Photo courtesy of: Tom Potterfield
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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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