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Phlox are showy and long-blooming. They grow best in rich, moist soil in full sun. Phlox requires good air circulation and consistent moisture, but avoid overhead watering. Deadhead to encourage rebloom. To minimize possible powdery mildew infection from overwintering, cut plants to the ground in late fall and remove along with any plant debris.
Phlox paniculatas are upright perennials with stiff stems and dark green leaves. Fragrant tubular florets are densely packed for maximum attraction to butterflies.
‘Shortwood’ inherited excellent traits from both of its parents: high mildew resistance from ‘David’ and bright pink blossoms from ‘Eva Cullum’.
Height: 3.5 ft.
Spread: 2-3 ft.
Bloom time: July to September
Sun: full sun to part shade
According to Rutgers University, Phlox are “occasionally severely damaged” by deer.
photo credit: David J. Stang