Garden Phlox 'Natural Feelings'

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: Natural Feelings
Additional cultivar information:(PP13623)
Hybridized by Van Gaalen
Registered or introduced: 2001

Category:

Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (pink-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

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:

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

Regional

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

Munsonville, New Hampshire

New Milford, New Jersey

Sumner, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
2
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 8, 2016, GardeningGrandma from Sumner, WA wrote:

I love this phlox. Until I was searching where to buy different phlox, I didn't know the name. It is beautiful in bouquets with lilies, astilbe, hardy glads. It's pretty mildew free too.
I'm moving and want a new one as I can't dig up the one I have. I've seen it comes in different colors, but the pink/purple is beautiful. I've had many people comment on its uniqueness in bouquets I've shared. Not your usual phlox but worth having for its uniqueness

Negative

On Jun 4, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Tiny flowers. Looks as if there are no petals, and the colored sepals are the main show.

I think the "Feelings" series ranks among the ugliest flowers in commerce.

Negative

On Sep 3, 2010, flamingonut from New Milford, NJ wrote:

This plant was so unimpressive, and even though I hate to throw ANY plant out, this one hit the compost pile. The "blooms" are so unattractive, it reminded me of a diseased blossom. Not for me...

Positive

On Dec 7, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

It is a nice flowering phlox. Not quite as tall as the 28" Plantspotters claimed. No mildew problems.

Neutral

On Sep 23, 2004, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Akin to Phlox paniculata 'Midnight Feelings', P. paniculata 'Natural Feelings' sports rosy-lavender bracts (no true petals.)

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