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Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'

Summer Phlox

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'Shortwood' is a wonderful Phlox with big heads of pink flowers accented by darker pink centers. The individual flowers are packed into 6-12" long pyramidal clusters atop stiff, upright stems that seldom need staking. Long mid- to late summer bloom sometimes extends into early fall.

Benefits

Perfect as long lasting, fragrant cut flowers
Drought tolerant once established
Easy to grow and powdery mildew tolerant
Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love its bloom

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will grow in full sun or light shade in well-drained soil with consist moisture. Does not tolerate drought so needs to be watered in dry spells. A light summer mulch helps retain soil moisture and keeps roots cool. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. Needs good air circulation (space well and thin out stems as needed) to help combat potential powdery mildew problems.


Height
42-48 Inches

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Spread
30-36 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Native Range

Fertile bottomlands and meadows; New York to Illinois south to Missouri, Arkansas, and Georgia.

Native Trivia

About 575 species of butterflies are seen regularly in the lower 48 states of the United States. In most parts of the United States, you can find roughly 100 species of butterflies near your home.


"Flat-topped flowers like this are a butterfly's favorite types because they are easy to land on and feed from."

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Perennials
Exposure
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Cut or dried flower
Fragrant
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Specimen
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin