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Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' (Garden phlox)

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

Garden phlox

This Southern Perennials and Herbs introduction was named for an ecological planner and Landscape Architect from Flora, Mississippi. A robust 4-5 foot plant with clean foliage all through the summer and fall. A long-blooming form with rose pink flowers typical of the species. A sure winner, especially if you prefer clean foliage without the use of fungicides.

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Height

4-5 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Bloom Color

Rose Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Garden phlox Interesting Notes

This 3-4 ft tall garden phlox, with its fragrant, richly colored red-purple flowers blooms in mid-summer. It is named after Mississippi landscape architect Robert Poore. This is the phlox most resistant to powdery mildew, the nemesis of many other paniculata cultivars. This phlox has been by far the best bloomer we ever had. It blooms from June through late October here in the South, no matter if it gets cut back or left alone. Its sweet perfume lures a variety of butterflies, such as swallowtails, Painted Ladies, Great Spangled Fritillaries, sulphurs and skippers. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding, as volunteers will revert to less attractive colors. Divide the clump every few years and reset the young shoots from the clump's edge into fresh, amended soil. - Gardens Oy Vey!

The genus name Phlox is derived from the Greek word for flame.

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' 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.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Butterflies
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Fragrant
Fragrant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Attributes
Native to North America
Moist Sun