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PlantFiles: Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Laura'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Laura

14 vendors have this plant for sale.

29 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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:

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

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6 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral MyLaura On Jun 2, 2012, MyLaura from Minot, ND wrote:

In the spring of 2011, Minot, ND was devastated by a flood. All the plants were under river and sewer water the entire summer. The next spring of 2012 my daughter, Laura, passed away. Shortly after her funeral we noticed one tiny plant peeking thru the ground. It was the Laura phlox. The only plant in the entire yard to survive the flood.

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

I agree, 'laura', variety phlox are very beautiful, although it's one of the more common varieties, this is where to start, it is one of the hardiest varieties, has that beautiful white double tone translucency around the purply pink bloom centers, and is still my favorite as it was the first phlox i had in my garden. mike.

Positive SalmonMe On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A beautiful plant! Atleast in zone 7, it's important to give garden phlox room to promote air circulation and discourage powdery mildew. Also, a good idea to avoid watering from overhead, water at the base instead. Otherwise, absolutely lovely! Deadhead regularly for a long bloom season -- snapping off individual cluster when most of it is spent.

Positive kooger On May 24, 2004, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very happy with this plant, my namesake! It has grown into a nice clump and flowers quite a long time. It is not very tall - about 18" is all.

Positive tinora_art On Mar 20, 2004, tinora_art from Hicksville, OH wrote:

March 20
I just bought the Phlox "Laura" last year and I truly loved it. Another favorite of mine is "Little Lizzy".

Positive namavar On Mar 19, 2004, namavar wrote:

It is a very beautiful plant, easy to grow and gives very
nice pink flowe. In Holland flower time is july-
september.It can tolerates temperature of -15 C.

Positive poppysue On Jan 21, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Love this phlox! It's a bit shorter than most varieties and better suited for the front or middle of the flower border. The color is bright and cheery and the flowers last several weeks in the garden. My plant has made a nice, sturdy clump after a couple of years and it puts on a nice display of color in the late summer.


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

Madison, Alabama
Anchorage, Alaska
San Leandro, California
Wolcott, Colorado
Barrington, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
Des Plaines, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Saint Charles, Illinois
Coatesville, Indiana
Inwood, Iowa
Hebron, Kentucky
South China, Maine
Norton, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Auburn, New Hampshire
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Jefferson, New York
Concord, North Carolina
Minot, North Dakota
Bend, Oregon
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fancy Gap, Virginia
Manassas, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington
West Bend, Wisconsin

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