Pink Garden Phlox
Perennial is planted as the backbone in my flower garden. The Purplish-pink flowers provide crisp, clean color all summer long and into fall and a fragrance that welcomes any garden visitor.
The tall phlox stalks grow up to 5 feet tall in some varieties and the uncurling of the pink garden phlox flowers is a magical and beautiful sight. Tightly wound flowers open in an artist and graceful way, leading to an explosion of color.
There are many versions of phlox, like the creeping, low-growing rock garden version of this plant. But, for this posting; I’m sticking with the tall version.
|Common Names:||Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Perennial Phlox, Summer Phlox, Tall Phlox|
|Botanical Name::||Phlox paniculata|
|Light:||Full sun (will tolerant partial shade will less blooms)|
|Bloom Colors:||Pure white to red, with nearly every shade of pink, lavender, salmon and purple|
|Bloom season:||July thru September|
|Plant height:||2 – 5 feet tall (depending on variety) and 2 feet wide|
Phlox grow best in rich, moist soil in full sun. This drought-tolerant variety prefers moist, well-drained soil and is striking when planted en masse.
The Purplish-pink flowers provide crisp, clean color all summer long right into fall and a fragrance that welcomes any garden visitor.
|Attracts||Birds, butterflies & hummingbirds|
|Soil||Rich, moist soil in full sun pH 7.0 or higher.|
|Pests||Some varieties may see slugs, snails, spider mites, and rabbits|
|Diseases||Powdery mildew, root rot|
|Companion Flowers||Coneflower, Daylily, Perennial Salvia, Shasta Daisy|
Plants can be lifted and divided in the spring and fall. Spray plants with Dusting Wettable Sulfur every few weeks to prevent powdery mildew. Fertilize with Osmocoter Smart-Release Plant Food once at the beginning of the season.