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PlantFiles: Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:
Unknown - Tell us

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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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive KittyWittyKat On Aug 15, 2012, KittyWittyKat from Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

Although pretty, it can be wiry and prone to mildew. 3-4ft height here in MN.

Positive themikesmom On Aug 19, 2011, themikesmom from Concord, NC wrote:

Very tall and thin beautiful phlox with almost an completely true wild phlox apperance and genetics. It does not like the intense humidity and heat of the Southeastern US at lower elevations. It prefers to be at cooler higher mountain altitudes, such as in the Blue ridge mountains here in NC and zone 5 or above in the rest of the U.S. I've had to replace mine twice here in Central NC from being burnt to a crisp from the heat and humidity. Again though, very tall thin beautiful and almost wild like variety, just not very hardy and heat tolerant.

Positive rabbitsdiner On May 24, 2010, rabbitsdiner from Carmel, IN wrote:

Eva has rich pink blooms with a red eye. It has a lengthy bloom period, if deadheaded it will give a second flush. Lengthen this further by cutting some of the plants back by half near the end of May. These will be shorter and bloom later. This is useful too if Eva is too tall for the spot you want her in.She self sows. Toss seed heads wherever you want more plants. This phlox (paniculata) is deer and rabbit resistant for me.(Unlike phlox maculata which they find delicious.) Gets some powdery mildew, but rarely is it severe.

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

PHLOX PANICULATA - Garden Phlox Eva Cullum Tall 2-4' - Plant 20" apart. Zone 4-8 Warm pink with a hot pink eye. Very mildew resistant. A Blooms of Bressingham selection.

General Information:
Provides unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and fragrant flowers in profusion. While a spray program to control mildew is often necessary, the rewards are worth it. Good cut flower, fragrant, best selection for the coldest areas (zones 3 & 4), not for Gulf states.


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

Oxford, Connecticut
Carmel, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Elba, New York
Concord, North Carolina
Pembina, North Dakota
Bend, Oregon
Knoxville, Tennessee

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