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Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Victoria'

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

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)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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:

Tipp City, Ohio

Claremore, Oklahoma

Middleton, Tennessee

Beaumont, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 22, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

San Antonio, TX
An extremely hardy perennial having a more open growth habit than 'John Fanick.' It is 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. It bears large clusters of magenta pink blossoms. The foliage is medium green (a lighter green than the 'John Fanick'). Best grown in direct sun, it tolerates heat and drought, plus it is powdery mildew resistent. Due to its outstanding qualities and ability to perform magnificently in our Texas heat, it has been named by the Texas A&M CEMAP program as a Texas SuperStar.

The sweet fragrance of the blooms on this phlox freshen my patio area, as well as other areas of my yard. The magenta pink flowers can be counted on to provide outstanding color from summer to early fall and they attract hummingbirds and butterflies. They can be seen fo... read more