Saturday, September 09, 2006
I've had my Garden Phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) for about 4 years. It's a good little producer and really needs very little care. Keep it in full sun with good air circulation ( to keep mildew to a minimum) and mulch to maintain cool roots. It comes in many colors but I've always preferred the brighter stronger colours compared to pastel. Some support maybe need because the stems can be brittle at the base joint. Although all have the fragrance the white seem to be strongest. Hummingbirds and Butterflies love this plant.