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Phlox paniculata

Summer phlox

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-8
2-4'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Perenial Phlox, Fall Phlox

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-September
Violet/ pinkish
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam
Average, prefer slightly basic
Soil Preference
Well-drained, organic
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Woodland clearings, rich open woods and borders, river banks, meadows, thickets and roadsides
Maine to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Clay soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
Powedery mildew (avoid overhead irrigation), rabbits
COMPANION PLANTS
Oxeye sunflower,Joe pye weed,Blue star amsonia,Switchgrass,Black eyed susan,Wild bergamot,Dense blazing star
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Intolerant of drought

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