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Nearly perfect phlox!

By: Garden Gate staff
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Nearly perfect phlox!

‘Jeana’ garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) is covered in sweetly fragrant lavender-pink blooms for up to two months in mid- to late summer. Plant it in the middle of an island bed or toward the back of a border: Growing 3 to 5 feet tall, ‘Jeana’ makes a great backdrop for shorter perennials and adds color in front of a privacy fence. Eastern tiger swallowtails, as well as other butterflies and hummingbird moths, are attracted to the nectar-rich blooms.

Type Perennial
Blooms Lavender-pink flowers in midsummer to early fall
Light Full sun to part shade
Soil Moist, well-drained
Pests None serious
Size 3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide
Cold-hardy USDA zones 4 to 8
Heat-tolerant AHS zones 8 to 1
Source High Country Gardens

Published: Jan. 17, 2017
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