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Phlox David

Phlox David is famous for huge, stunning white flowers, sweet fragrance and mildew-resistance. This heavy bloomer, like all Phlox, is extremely easy to grow and the true backbone of a perennial garden. (Phlox paniculata)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 36-40" tall, 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 137PERG
Common Name Garden Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 36-40" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Cut Flowers
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is one of the best Phlox ever offered. It is a natural selection discovered to have vigorous growth, abundant bloom, and amazing resistance to powdery mildew! To any gardener growing phlox, this is a very big deal. (See below.) David is the one that makes it easy to have the big billowing white flower heads phlox provides without the usual problem.

Why Phlox should be the backbone of your garden. They're beautiful. They're easy. And no matter what else you grow, you cant beat their display. In fact, probably no group of plants adds more color to American perennial gardens than phlox. They just happen to be the perfect plant--tall enough to show the flowers over the others, heavy bloomers at the right time with big colorful flower heads, and best of all--a nice long season of bloom. Most every good perennial garden has an extra measure of phlox plants. In yours, plant a few and then notice which do the best, and then get more of those. Repeated color groups in the garden assure the great colorful display everyone wants.

The one problem: Mildew. Be ready. There's no escaping it. All Tall Garden Phlox (except the famously mildew-resistant David) are usually attacked by powdery mildew. Its a sort of gray dust-like blight you'll start noticing on the leaves, just as the plants have grown up and are getting ready to bloom. The minute you see it, go directly to the garden center and buy a container of fungicide for phlox mildew. I know it sounds like trouble, but its really not, and believe me, its worth it. If you ignore the mildew, your beautiful phlox plants will be an ugly shriveled mess in just a couple of weeks. It doesn't kill the plants, it just ruins them for the year. Some say good air circulation prevents it, but don't you believe it. Phlox simply get mildew, and you need to spray, probably just once...then your plants will go right on and bloom all summer for you with beautiful leaves and flowers.

They're great for cutting, too. Need a big bouquet? Just of few of these multi-flowered stems will do the trick, with lovely fragrance and fabulous color. Add a few lilies, and you have a knock-out arrangement anyone can do. So be sure to grow enough phlox for cutting, too.

After bloom, simply cut down the flower stems about halfway, (Its not botanically correct, but lots of gardeners snap them; the strong stiff stems snap off easily) and your tough, hardy plants will be ready to light up for you again next year.

Yes, they're North American Natives. Very few American gardeners know it, but almost all phlox species are North American wildflowers, as native as our goldenrods and black-eyed susans. But since we ignored them for years, European hybridizers (mostly German) took the wild versions back to Europe and created the fantastic hybrids we all enjoy today.

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  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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  • Garden Gloves

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Reviews

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American MeadowsGarden Phlox David - Plant
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)
  • Fragrant (3)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (3)
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      • Avid gardener (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)

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    1.0

    No Show

    By Audrajo

    from Westland, MI

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Missing Item Was Promptly

    Cons

    • Delivery Was 1 Short
    • None Came Up

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox David - Plant:

    None of the plants came up this spring.

     
    5.0

    Big, beautiful flowers!

    By RozGirl in the Burbs

    from Weymouth, MA

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fragrant
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox David - Plant:

      I planted these in beds on both sides of my front entrance. While one side is in full sun and the other part shade, both have thrived and have the most gorgeous white flowers! While chasing squirrels, my dog managed to break two of the stems off, and within a week they both had lots of new growth and I'm sure they'll rebloom before long. They look beautiful with my Black-eyed Susans!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Another 1 out of 3

      By Deb

      from San Juan Capistrano, CA

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox David - Plant:

          The three small plants were delivered in adequately protected containers. One was almost dead, and another was so tiny as to be little more than a seedling. Of the three plants, I ended up with 1 viable plant. Not exactly great performance. Since I also ended up with only 1 Starfire, I now own 1 David and 1 Starfire, instead of 3 of each. I feel I should be given 2 each of the plants/roots to compensate for all of this!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A "must have" true performer

          By zan

          from Harvard, MA

          About Me Avid Gardener

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox David - Plant:

            This phlox is gorgeous! Vigorous, vibrant and showy, 'David' should be in every garden! A perfect early to mid-summer display of much needed white that complements many other garden favorites.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            I am in love with it's scent!

            By barleecreations

            from Cicero, IL

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio

              Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox David - Plant:

              I had never owned a phlox before, but I am really enjoying this one! If you like to add fragrance to your garden that is not over powering then this is for you. During it's flowering season it is barely ever without a beautiful white flower. And just because it's white doesn't mean the color will look plain or boring. I find this to be a very lovely plant, and because of 'David' I now plan to add other colored phlox to my garden.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GOOD CHOICE

              By LYNNDT

              from MORGANTON, GA

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight
              • MIGHT STAKE
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox David - Plant:

                IN A FOCUS POINT TO BRING THE EYE AND FOOT INTO THE GARDEN.
                IN A AREA WHICH THE WIND CAN BRING THE FRAGANCE TO YOU WHEN OUT DOORS.

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                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                  All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                • Garden Gloves

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                • Echinacea White Swan

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