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Tall Phlox, botanically known as Phlox paniculata or commonly as garden phlox, is native to North America. Phlox is a staple in the perennial garden since it mixes easily with other plants and provides extended blooms throughout the summer. Regardless of the color, garden phlox is fragrant, rich in nectar and attracts pollinators, especially hummingbirds. Vigorous grower with sturdy stems that withstand adverse weather conditions. A perennial if planted USDA zones 4-8 and will return for years to come reaching maturity in year three.
About this Variety
Phlox paniculata Nora Leigh resembles a hydrangea and produces large white flowers with a pink eye atop narrow, variegated foliage. Spectacular flower show in summer. Grow mainly for the foliage that will contrast well with surrounding green plant growth. Its spicy vanilla fragrance travels quite the distance.
- Attracts pollinators
- Showy blooms
- Deer resistant
- Drought tolerant
Full sun to partial shade
July to September
Grows 24-30" tall
Plant 18-24" apart, 1.5-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-9. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Keep plant areas clean and remove faded blooms. Drought tolerant.
Taller stems may need staking. Thrives with regular fertilization.