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PlantFiles: Wild Sweet William, Meadow Phlox
Phlox maculata 'Omega'

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Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: maculata (mak-yuh-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Omega

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
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
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive coriaceous On Jun 3, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Very beautiful, white flowers with a hint of pink at the center. Flowers are arranged in a cylindrical panicle, not as wide as in P. paniculata (which it resembles and which it's often assumed to be).

Begins blooming before P. paniculata. I don't find it blooms as long as P. paniculata, but it's good for extending the tall phlox season.

Highly mildew resistant. Highly adaptable to soil type or pH.

I'd space these 18" apart.

This cultivar was selected and named by Alan Bloom.

Regional...

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

Roslindale, Massachusetts
Leesburg, Virginia



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