Garden Phlox 'Laura'

Phlox paniculata

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


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


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

Madison, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

San Leandro, California

Wolcott, Colorado

Barrington, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

Des Plaines, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Saint Charles, Illinois

Coatesville, Indiana

Inwood, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

South China, Maine

Norton, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Auburn, New Hampshire

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Jefferson, New York

Concord, North Carolina

Minot, North Dakota

Bend, Oregon

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Fancy Gap, Virginia

Manassas, Virginia

Vancouver, Washington

West Bend, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 25, 2017, dutchluke1944 wrote:

Just for your information I just read this about Phlox 'Uzpekh' or also called 'Uspech'
My name is Luc Klinkhamer and I just read something wrong here in this group.
During 1 of my travels to Russia I bought some plants from this Phlox and planted this selection in our CNB showgarden in Heemstede,then a Dutch Phlox grower and exporter renamed it in Phlox 'Laura' they where asking breeders rights for this var. in Europe!
It was Joop Spijker(famous nurseryman) and me who get in protest about this cause we wanted to use the correct name Phlox 'Uzpekh' or 'Uspech' and we won it the plant did not get breeders rights.
So I did not chance that name!!


On May 28, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This cultivar was bred by Gaganov in Russia in 1937, and named 'Uzpekh'. It was later renamed 'Laura' by Luc Klinkhamer.

A good performer, short and mildew-resistant. The flowers are purple but not what I'd call magenta.


On Jun 2, 2012, MyLaura from Minot, ND wrote:

In the spring of 2011, Minot, ND was devastated by a flood. All the plants were under river and sewer water the entire summer. The next spring of 2012 my daughter, Laura, passed away. Shortly after her funeral we noticed one tiny plant peeking thru the ground. It was the Laura phlox. The only plant in the entire yard to survive the flood.


On Jul 9, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

I agree, 'laura', variety phlox are very beautiful, although it's one of the more common varieties, this is where to start, it is one of the hardiest varieties, has that beautiful white double tone translucency around the purply pink bloom centers, and is still my favorite as it was the first phlox i had in my garden. mike.


On Oct 23, 2004, SalmonMe from Springboro, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A beautiful plant! Atleast in zone 7, it's important to give garden phlox room to promote air circulation and discourage powdery mildew. Also, a good idea to avoid watering from overhead, water at the base instead. Otherwise, absolutely lovely! Deadhead regularly for a long bloom season -- snapping off individual cluster when most of it is spent.


On May 24, 2004, kooger from Oostburg, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very happy with this plant, my namesake! It has grown into a nice clump and flowers quite a long time. It is not very tall - about 18" is all.


On Mar 20, 2004, tinora_art from Hicksville, OH wrote:

March 20
I just bought the Phlox "Laura" last year and I truly loved it. Another favorite of mine is "Little Lizzy".


On Mar 19, 2004, namavar wrote:

It is a very beautiful plant, easy to grow and gives very
nice pink flowe. In Holland flower time is july-
september.It can tolerates temperature of -15 C.


On Jan 21, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Love this phlox! It's a bit shorter than most varieties and better suited for the front or middle of the flower border. The color is bright and cheery and the flowers last several weeks in the garden. My plant has made a nice, sturdy clump after a couple of years and it puts on a nice display of color in the late summer.