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PlantFiles: Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Le Mahdi'

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Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Le Mahdi
Hybridized by Goos & Koenemann; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1900

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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)
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya On Mar 8, 2014, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Although introduced in or around 1900 it is still in culture. At the time of its introduction and long time hereafter, it has been considered as the most blue colored Phlox. Nowadays there are 'better' blue colored cultivars. However, Phlox 'Le Mahdi' is desirable to grow for its (reddish blue in daytime) flowers that light up violet blue during early evening. Phlox 'Le Mahdi' flowers over a long period (6-9). It has dark green foliage. Its pale blue flowerbuds makes it also very attractive. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it an Award of Merit (AGM).



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