Wild Sweet William, Meadow Phlox
Phlox maculata 'Flower Power'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: maculata (mak-yuh-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Flower Power
Additional cultivar information:(PP17551)
Hybridized by Probst
Registered or introduced: 2005

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lula, Georgia

Hubbardston, Massachusetts

Wayzata, Minnesota

Knoxville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 15, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

A great garden plant. Very floriferous and long in bloom. This cultivar has dark purple stems, which set off the flowers well.

Phlox maculata blooms earlier than tall garden phlox (P. paniculata), extending the season. This species is also much less susceptible to powdery mildew.

Neutral

On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tall 42" - Plant 2-3' apart. zone 5-8. Smooth green foliage has resistance to powdery mildew. Somewhat shorter than the paniculatas, these Phlox put on a similarly spectacular flower show. Blooms are fragrant, white, and upon close inspection have delicate pink accents. A Blooms of Bressingham selection. Good cut flower, fragrant, Not for Gulf states.