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Pink Garden Phlox

Pink Garden Phlox

Pink Garden Phlox

Pink garden phlox is a tall perennial that is planted as the backbone in my flower garden. The Purplish-pink flowers provide crisp, clean color all summer long right into fall and a fragrance that welcomes any garden visitor. Striking blooms when planted en masse.

There are many versions of phlox, like the creeping, low growing rock garden version of this plant.  But, for this posting; I’m sticking with the tall version.


The tall phlox stalks grow up to 16 inches tall and the uncurling of the pink garden phlox flowers is a magical and beautiful sight. Tightly wound flowers open in an artist and graceful way, leading to an explosion of color.


Tall Phlox Gracefully Meets the Sunlight

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Basic Information:

Common Name: Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Perennial Phlox,  Summer Phlox, Tall Phlox

Botanical Name: Phlox paniculata

Type: Periennial

Color: Pure white to red, with nearly every shade of pinklavendersalmon and purple


White Garden Phlox

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Bloom Time: July thru September

Zones: 4-9

Soil Preference: rich, moist soil in full sun pH 7.0 or higher

Sphinx Hummingbird Collecting Nectar From Garden Phlox

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Light Requirements:
Full sun (will tolerant partial shade will less blooms)


Size: 2 – 5 feet tall (depending on variety) and 2 feet wide


Attracts: Birds, butterflies & hummingbirds


Little Fox Butterfly on Garden Phlox

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Pests: Some varieties may see slugs, snails, spider mites and rabbits

Diseases: Powdery mildew, root rot

Companion Flowers: Coneflower, Daylily, Perennial Salvia, Shasta Daisy

Basic Care: Plants can be lifted and divided in the spring and fall.  Spray plants with Dusting Wettable Sulfur every few weeks to prevent powdery mildew.   Fertilize with Osmocoter Smart-Release Plant Food once in the beginning of the season.. 

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