Phlox paniculata 'Cover Girl' - Tall Garden Phlox - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Tall Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Cover Girl'

  • Fragrant lavender-purple flowers with a lighter central halo
  • Mildew resistant
  • Re-bloomer
  • Bloom Time: Mid-late summer
  • Flower height: 100 cm
  • Foliage height: 90cm

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Purple

HEIGHT:
70-80 cm

SPREAD:
45-60 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Phlox paniculata grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. This cultivar has some tolerance of drought, although flowering will be affected. A summer mulch will help keep root zones cool. Deadhead to prolong bloom time and improve overall appearance. Provide good air circulation when choosing a location for this species to reduce the potential of powdery mildew.

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Moist to Average
GROWTH RATE:
Medium
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
HABIT:
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Patio plants
Border/edging