Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Peacock Carmine Star'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Peacock Carmine Star
Additional cultivar information:(Peacock series)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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:

Bethesda, Maryland

Concord, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 17, 2011, themikesmom wrote:

Also known as Cultivar 'Peacock Purple Bi-color', this 'Carmine Star' or just 'Carmine' Phlox, is very similar to 'Laura' but much more brilliant standout purple rose color with even larger bright white star centers. Very beautiful and hardy variety, as when my Lauras burn out from the intense NC heat, this variety, which they have sold at Lowes the last two years, is what I have been replacing them with.

Positive

On Apr 26, 2011, aegir from Bethesda, MD wrote:

This has been a strong and reliable phlox in my zone 6 garden, hardy, no powdery mildew issues and cranks out flowers for months, I have mine on the north side of my house in part shade and it does quite well.