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Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Shortwood
Additional cultivar information:(PP10379)
Hybridized by S. Adam
Registered or introduced: 1997

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

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:

Commerce Township, Michigan

Lockport, New York

Southold, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 15, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This was the only phlox to be given five stars (out of five) in the Chicago Botanic Garden's 2011 performance evaluation of 78 phlox cultivars.

It was found by Sinclair Adams in a patch of Phlox 'David' and named for perennial guru Stephanie Cohen's Pennsylvania garden. It's anything but short.

Neutral

On Mar 19, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Tall 42" - Plant 20 " apart. zone 4-8. The mildew resistance of P. David with the bright pink blossoms of P. Eva Cullum. Garden Phlox are known as the "backbone" of the perennial border. The strong, sturdy stems are excellent for cutting. Forms a broad clump. Good cut flower, fragrant.