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Laura brings elegance to the summer garden with stunning, lavender flowers and white, contrasting centers. Reaching about two feet tall, this Phlox is perfect for a border or small space garden. (Phlox paniculata)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU 128PERG
Laura brings refinement and sophistication to the phlox group. Not just purple, not just violet, but a refined lavender with a contrast eye.

Why Phlox should be the backbone of your garden. Theyre beautiful. Theyre 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 flowerheads, 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. Theres no escaping it. All Tall Garden Phlox (except the famously mildew-resistant David) are usually attacked by powdery mildew. Its a sort of grey dust-like blight youll 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 doesnt kill the plants, it just ruins them for the year. Some say good air circulation prevents it, but dont 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.

Theyre 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, theyre 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.

Associated SKUs
128PERG
128PER (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
128FPER3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Garden Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple, White
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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1.7

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Terrible experience

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from St louis

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Did not come up

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They never came up!

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from Watertown NY

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A total waste of my money, they never came up!

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Never sprouted

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from Ashland, OR

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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

I planted the bare root I received in the "perfect" spot, lots of sun, and cared for it religiously. And, come spring, nothing happened. Still, not even a single sprout. I'm horribly disappointed.

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Did not come up

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from Lancaster, New Hampshire

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I bought 6 of these and not one of them came up! very disappointing.

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from East Bridgewater, .MA

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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

Never came up this spring. Will not buy again!

 
5.0

beautiful color

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from Kentucky

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    Long lasting blooms. Had a difficult start, but held on.

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    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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