Friday, December 09, 2011

Garden Phlox

Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'David's Lavender'

(floks) (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh)

Since we are always on the look out for mildew resistant Garden Phlox cultivars ‘David’s Lavender’ will get a shot next year in the garden. This sport of ‘David’ (white) is a big and heavy blooming choice for the perennial border. It can grow up to 6 feet tall and the flowers are carried in large clusters. The color is classic and adds to the classic look of this relatively new variety.

Garden Phlox has been undergoing a recent resurgence in breeding. There are over 800 named varieties now and more coming out all the time. How about breeding some deer resistance into some of them?

"This plant is a native, and with true American perspicacity and enterprise has forged his way from magenta obscurity to the most prominent place in the floral world."

'My Garden' by Louise Beebe Wilder, 1916

1 comment:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Morning Chris. I have missed seeing all the beautiful blooms on your blog. You always take such stunning pictures. I am a new fan of garden phlox. I don't have any 'David' but have 'Robert Poore', a different white one called 'Admiral' and another one....can't remember the name. Love the fragrance.