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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

Plant Information

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. 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.

Unlike years past, today's phlox plants have been bred to resist mildew. While this used to pose a significant problem, mildew-tainted leaves are no longer an annoying part of being a phlox grower. You can now enjoy these beautiful blooms alongside strong and healthy foliage all season long.

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, (It's 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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128PERG
128FPER3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
128PER (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 Clay Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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.

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American MeadowsPhlox Laura
 
1.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

Fail in fall planting

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from Bethesda, MD

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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

Fall planting yield nothing

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Terrible experience

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from St louis

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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

Did not come up

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1.0

They never came up!

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from Watertown NY

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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

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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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

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

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Lousy

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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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    Comments about American Meadows Phlox Laura:

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

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    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.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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