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)
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: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From herbaceous stem cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Seed Collecting: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
On Sep 8, 2009, FlowerManiac from Coppell, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This one is the 'Texas Pink' cultivar, bred to take the hot humid Texas summers and supposedly resistent to powdery mildew. That certainly has been my experience, I have never seen a single speck of that stuff on these babies. They are continuing to thrive and spread with a real minimum of care, close to ten years since I planted them there.
Garden Phlox has always done okay for me. They looked good for awhile, powdery mildew hit, they flopped, blooms ended, I cut them back. But last year I did something different, and I don't know if that is what helped or if it was a coincidence, but they were amazing! In the early spring, while they were still fairly short, I thinned out a lot of the smaller stems. I know that would help make them stronger and reduce powdery mildew, but what was amazing was they bloomed continuously for months. As the blooms would start to fade, new ones would form in the old clusters. I never deadheaded them, never fertilized them, nothing. No powdery mildew, no flopping. I will definitely thin them again. Blooms July-September in my garden.
On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Found this plant to be susceptible to powdery mildew (even the "disease resistent" cultivars) in Virginia - zone 7. HOWEVER, it is gorgeous and has a very long bloom time with regular deadheading. Adequate spacing is enough to keep most of the mildew threat at bay, also try to avoid watering from above. Water at base of plant. Given room for air circulation, this plant is fabulous. Bonus: it attracts Black Swallowtail butterflies :)
On Sep 17, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:
A perennial plant with fragrant pink or white flowers in summer. Likes a moist and well drained soil in full sun to light shade. Divide clumps every 4 years. Very cold tolerant. Great for lightly shaded woodland gardens. pokerboy.
On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
The unimproved species is magenta in color, but many cultivars have been introduced in a wide variety of single and bi-colors. The species has good mildew tolerance, as well as compact plants that seldom need to be staked.
Grow this by silver-foliaged plants to make it a good neighbor.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Calgary, Alberta Fayetteville, Arkansas Jacksonville, Florida Lula, Georgia Aurora, Illinois Machesney Park, Illinois Niles, Illinois Washington, Illinois Floyds Knobs, Indiana Goshen, Indiana Lenexa, Kansas La Grange, Kentucky Mason, Michigan Owosso, Michigan Arden Hills, Minnesota Bloomington, Minnesota Sedalia, Missouri Loudon, New Hampshire Baldwinsville, New York Jordan, New York Whiteville, North Carolina Pembina, North Dakota Bucyrus, Ohio Columbia Station, Ohio Springboro, Ohio Harrah, Oklahoma Newalla, Oklahoma Baker City, Oregon Deschutes River Woods, Oregon East Sumter, South Carolina Fairview, Tennessee Viola, Tennessee Kerrville, Texas Lubbock, Texas Broadway, Virginia Lake Monticello, Virginia Kalama, Washington Millwood, Washington Marinette, Wisconsin Pulaski, Wisconsin Wittenberg, Wisconsin Cody, Wyoming