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Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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

Regional

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

Montgomery, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

Visalia, California

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cicero, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Albion, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Weatherford, Texas

Fort Valley, Virginia

Springfield, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

PHLOX paniculata Robert Poore - Garden Phlox - Tall 2-4' - Plant 20" apart. Zone 4-8. Medium to deep pink. Foliage stays clean without fungicides.

Neutral

On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This variety has much better resistance to mildew than most. It grows a lot bigger, too, up to 6' in good conditions.