Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata
Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Mature Height: 3 to 4 Feet
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Bi-color, Blue, Lavender, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, White
  • Bloom Season: July through September
  • Size: Medium

Features of Garden Phlox


Features large clusters of flowers on upright plants. Phlox stolonifera (woodland phlox) is a good choice in the shade as it is shade tolerant. Phlox subulate (creeping phlox) is a good choice as an early spring blooming groundcover.


  • Moist rich soil high in organic matter in a full sun location.
  • Provide good air circulation around plants.
  • Phlox are heavy feeders. Need frequent division to keep vigorous.
  • May require staking. Needs well-drained soil to survive long term.