Garden Phlox 'David's Lavender'

Phlox paniculata

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: David's Lavender
Additional cultivar information:(PP17793)
Hybridized by Litton
Registered or introduced: 2005



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

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


Decatur, Georgia

Barrington, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Laurel, Maryland

Commerce Township, Michigan

Mechanicville, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Charlottesville, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 9, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I just bought 2 of these giants this year and I had never seen them before and they are even taller than most of the phlox that iv had for four or five years!! their really giants!!! the evening they glow lavender light eminating from the inside out and when you cut them after a day they turn the most beautiful sky blue in a vase of water..I recommend anyone who loves phloxs and bright tall perenials to get these" 'David's lavender' phlox!!! amazing reward for perennial gardeners and without the couple years wait for tall busy phlox growth!!


On Mar 12, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

From SELECT SEEDS catalog: What can be better than summer afternoons in the garden with clouds of sweet scented phlox mingled with lustrous lilies? A sport of white 'David' and yes, just as mildew resistant! Rich soil. Thin stems for good air circulation and deadhead to avoid self-sowing.

Perennial; 4 ft tall
Color: Lavender
Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Rich, well-drained
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8