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Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

Garden phlox

'Robert Poore' has fragrant, violet-pink flowers in clusters of 6”-12” long. The tall, sturdy stems hold the flowers upright while they bloom from mid-to late summer. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies and look pretty in a fresh boquet. This phlox shows good resistance to disease, is deer resistant and even thrives in clay soil.

Benefits

  • Fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Long flowering, often from July into September
  • Shows good resistance to powdery mildew
  • Violet-pink blossoms mix easily with other perennial favorites
  • Tolerates deer, clay soil and black walnut
  • Good cut flower

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Phlox paniculata thrives in organic, moist to average soil in full sun to light shade. Plants in shade will have smaller flowers and weaker stems. Tolerant of drought once established. Give good air circulation and keep well watered to reduce growth of powdery mildew, though 'Robert Poore' displays mildew resistance. Benefits from occasional fertilization. Deadhead to prolong blooming season.


Height
4-5 ft

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Spread
2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Native Range

Found in rich, open woods, thickets, meadows and moist roadsides.

Native Trivia

The nectar of the flowers attracts butterflies, skippers, and moths, including Hummingbird moths and Sphinx moths. Other insects don't have long enough mouthparts to extract the nectar from the base of the flower.

 

Patent Number: (PP17,793)

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Perennials
Exposure
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Heavy clay
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Fall
Late Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Native Habitat
Grassland
Riparian, wetland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Accent
Border
Cut or dried flower
Fragrant
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