The large, vivid pink, neon orange, coral, purple or white flower clusters of tall garden phlox are filling sunny perennial beds and borders with a lovely sweet fragrance.
Garden phlox are long lived and hardy perennials. They thrive in well drained, average to rich garden soil. If your soil is particularly heavy, gravely or sandy, the addition of compost or manure will be necessary to ensure proper soil conditions.
Phlox benefit from regular watering, especially during periods of high heat or drought. Plant them in full sun, avoiding fences or walls where air circulation is poor or reduced, and keep the foliage as dry as possible. Taking these steps when selecting a location for garden phlox will help to reduce or eliminate potential disease issues like powdery mildew.
Most varieties grow to be 18-30” tall. Check out First Editions Grape Lollipop, Coral Creme Drop, and Bubblegum Pink for some knock-your-“phlox”-off color and improved disease resistance.