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'David' Phlox is famous for its huge, stunning white flowers, sweet fragrance and mildew-resistance. This vigorous plant is extremely easy to grow and is a heavy producer of long-lasting flowers. A particularly sturdy variety, 'David' stands straight under the weight of its many blooms and can handle the occasional summer storm. (Phlox paniculata)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 137PER

Plant Information

36-40" tall x 24-36" wide. ‘David’ phlox is one of the most widely-grown tall garden phlox varieties, and for good reason. Huge clusters of white flowers stand tall on strong stems that resist windy, stormy weather. It’s also resistant to powdery mildew. For pure white midsummer blooms, it’s hard to beat ‘David’ phlox. Flowers are also lightly fragrant - another benefit. When possible, plant near a patio or doorway for full enjoyment of the fragrance. Butterflies absolutely love phlox and flock to it when the plant is in bloom. ‘David’ is a fairly tall plant, so site in perennial borders or landscape beds toward the center or back. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Somewhat deer resistant. A must-have for every summer garden.

Garden Phlox, also called Tall Phlox (or just Phlox), is a longtime favorite perennial grown in gardens throughout the country. A tall plant for the back of the border, it's exceptionally fragrant and attractive to pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooming in mid summer, Phlox flowers are long lasting and form on exceptionally strong stems - which makes them great for cutting and placing in a vase, as well as a reliable choice for weather-prone beds. A North American native, many modern varieties of phlox have been bred to resist powdery mildew. With that detail out of the way, they've claimed their status as one of the most long-lived color makers in today's garden.

Associated SKUs
137PERG
137PER (Plant - 3" pot)
137FPER3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name David Garden Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata David
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Flower Size 6-12" flowers
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Dark green upright foliage on sturdy stems.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native
Additional Information Good resistance to powdery mildew.
Awards 2002 Perennial of the Year.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsDavid Phlox
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Hardy (8)
  • Fragrant (7)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (9)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Patio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Master gardener (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

CAN HARDLY TAKE MY EYES OFF THESE BEAUTIES!

About 3 years ago I ordered these "David" Phlox for 2 reasons: 1} They promised to be powdery mildew resistant, & 2) I love white flowers! The following year...Read complete review

About 3 years ago I ordered these "David" Phlox for 2 reasons: 1} They promised to be powdery mildew resistant, & 2) I love white flowers! The following year they had grown to 2-3 times their original size. This year they are a absolutely magnificent! The end of July they began to bud, & I can hardly take my eyes off of them. They are just a joy--esp with the other colors in the garden. Last yr they held their blooms thru all but the harshest frost. Most everything I buy from AM grows well. And I haven't had the slightest hint of powdery mildew either.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Another 1 out of 3

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...Read complete review

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!

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5.0

I would buy from this company again and again

By 

from Southeastern Missouri Region

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

    I have not ordered the Phlox, but it does make for even great ground cover, depending on what type of look you desire. The squeaky clean suburban or the Yankee Gardener of Public TV. I prefer something of a customized combination. I ordered some very special grasses from this company that has of great help in solving an especially tough erosion problem created by, "slap em up as fast as we can", builders. I do not recall the variety of grass ordered, but American Meadows was definitely the company. A somewhat bluish and grows in clumps variety. Great stuff. You never know the full effect until years later.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Phlox David great investment

    By 

    from Huntley, Illinois

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

      happy with the Phlox David-nice white blossoms.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      1.0

      All phlox died

      By 

      from Fire island, NY

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

          No phlox sprouted this spring delivery ok

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Relliable performer

          By 

          from Missouri

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

            Not super prolific but certainly reliable and a very attractive framing plant height for the mid-back of the perennial border.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Highly recommend this flower!!

            By 

            from Fayetteville,NC

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

              I love this David Phlox.....mainly because it is very fragrant and pretty.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great phlox!

              By 

              from Toms River, NJ

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

                This is a solid performer. Never a problem, resisted powder mildew in a difficult summer and full bloom in the first year. Great white flower in a border.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                CAN HARDLY TAKE MY EYES OFF THESE BEAUTIES!

                By 

                from NE Vermont

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

                  About 3 years ago I ordered these "David" Phlox for 2 reasons: 1} They promised to be powdery mildew resistant, & 2) I love white flowers! The following year they had grown to 2-3 times their original size. This year they are a absolutely magnificent! The end of July they began to bud, & I can hardly take my eyes off of them. They are just a joy--esp with the other colors in the garden. Last yr they held their blooms thru all but the harshest frost. Most everything I buy from AM grows well. And I haven't had the slightest hint of powdery mildew either.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  No Show

                  By 

                  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 David Phlox:

                  None of the plants came up this spring.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Big, beautiful flowers!

                  By 

                  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 David Phlox:

                    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!

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Another 1 out of 3

                    By 

                    from San Juan Capistrano, CA

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Raised Beds

                        Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

                        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!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        A "must have" true performer

                        By 

                        from Harvard, MA

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden

                          Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

                          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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I am in love with it's scent!

                          By 

                          from Cicero, IL

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive
                          • Fragrant
                          • Hardy
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors
                            • Patio

                            Comments about American Meadows David Phlox:

                            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

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            GOOD CHOICE

                            By 

                            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 David Phlox:

                              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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