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Growing Garden Phlox

Grow garden phlox and enjoy a long season of bloom, fragrance and the winged visitors it attracts to the garden. 

This stately perennial has been a mainstay in gardens since colonial times. The hundreds of colorful varieties along with increased powdery mildew resistance have helped maintain its popularity.

You’ll enjoy the vivid colored flowers that top sturdy stems for several months each summer. Choose from pink, rose, red, coral, salmon, lavender, violet and white flowers. Some blossoms have a lighter or darker center called an eye. Remove faded flowers to encourage continual bloom.  Or harvest flowers regularly and enjoy their color and fragrance indoors.

Grow this native beauty in full sun or partial shade. It prefers moist well-drained soil and suffers during extreme heat and dry conditions. Mulch to help keep roots cool and moist.

A bit more information: Select the mildew resistant varieties that best fit your garden design. Use compact garden phlox such as Junior Dance, Junior Dream, Flame Series and Pixie Miracle for the edge of the garden, containers or small spaces.  Add height, vertical interest and a backdrop for other perennials with taller varieties like David, Laura and Nicky.

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