Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
Phlox paniculata 'Laura'

Phlox paniculata 'Laura'

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Garden Phlox
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Aug
Height: 36" Spacing: 18"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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We're pleased to add royal purple to our palette of garden Phlox. This mildew-resistant variety produces huge clusters of blooms with white eyes. A fine selection from the Minsk Botanical Gardens.

P. paniculata is the species that earned Phlox its reputation as an indispensable garden plant, and it's worth your while to have as many as possible to enliven your garden in late summer. Glorious in the border, sublime for cutting, of easiest culture, and as sweet smelling as can be.

This important genus of valuable garden plants includes reliable and colorful species that bloom both early and late, in sun and shade, and in a range of rich colors that is equaled by few other genera. These glorious summer bloomers often have a spicy vanilla-clove perfume that is perfectly enchanting. We are, therefore, distressed to see Phlox falling out of favor for reasons that we suspect relate to problems with powdery mildew, which is much less common in modern varieties, or if plants are sited where there is good air movement and grown in soil that doesn't dry out. They can be backbone plants for any sunny border. Good companions include Shasta Daisies, Echinacea, Lilies, and ornamental Grasses.

For more information on growing Phlox, click Growing Guide.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Beautiful color, but weak stems

Sue from Mechanicsburg PA

The color is outstanding and the blooms keep coming. However, mine needed staked. Lots fell over onto the ground

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Another great phlox

city gardener from PA

I have mixed this with the white David phlox among plantings of green and white variegated hostas. These plantings make late summer one of my favorite times in my garden.

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One of the stars of my garden

beeper from mid-coast Maine

Healthy addition to the garden; great late season bloomer

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Perfect in Zone 9

A viewer from CA

This phlox is a trooper. Received it during one of our hottest summers at the height of the CA drought in 2016. Not only did it establish nicely in my free draining, yet hard, heavy, dry clay soil (yes, it's very complicated clay), it refused to die when my health prevented me from regularly watering it. I thought I'd killed it @ least twice. The foliage was completely limp & grey toned. But, she just perked right back up & continued blooming after a good soak! This didn't even invite disease! Medium sized flower heads smell wonderful. Our Fall was very hot & dry until around November, so when she finally gave up I expected she was gone for good. Nope! Thanks to our record rains this past winter, March brought new eyes of green growth from her root that have leafed out as of end of April 2017. She's been steadily coming back each week. I expect her to be a presence in the bed again this summer. Looks healthy & happy despite her tulmultuous start. If you have awful, heavy, dry soil that needs a bit of amending in the planting hole, w/dry, hot summers & unpredictable rain, this is the plant for you. Not only is it beautiful & fragrant, it's the strongest plant I've had the pleasure of growing in a long time!

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: floks  

This important genus of valuable garden plants includes reliable and colorful species that bloom both early and late, in sun and shade, and in a range of rich colors that is equaled by few other genera. Most Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and moist, well-drained soil.

P. divaricata laphamii is at its best in partial shade and in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH. They have an informal habit and root where the stems touch the ground, allowing them to form a ground cover where conditions suit them. Cut flowering stems to the ground after the blooms fade to keep plants looking tidy.

P. paniculata and, to a lesser extent, P. carolina and P. maculata are susceptible to powdery mildew, especially in dry soil. Water deeply during dry spells to reduce the incidence of disease, and dust with sulfur (available at most garden centers) beginning in early summer. Thinning half of the shoots when 6″ tall in spring (to allow better air circulation) also helps keep mildew at bay and encourages plants to produce larger and longer-lasting flower heads.

Divide P. paniculata every few years, replanting sections from the edge of the clump and discarding the woody center.

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