Phlox paniculata Garden Girls 'Cover Girl'
- Large flower clusters of vivid purple
- Blooms all summer
- Good mildew resistance
Beautiful lavender purple flowers with white halos bloom profusely in mid to late summer and will even rebloom, with a little deadheading. It has great disease resistance, especially with mildew. Garden Phlox is a terrific addition to a flower garden for its long bloom period and bold splash of color--plus a light, sweet fragrance! North American native.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Stream Banks, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Fragrant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Phlox are best grown in consistently moist soil that drains well, in full sun. Amend with compost prior to planting, and mulch afterward. Provide regular fertilization and good air flow around the plant. Avoid overhead watering. Deadheading will prolong the bloom time and prevent self-seeding of non-sterile varieties. Cut to the ground in autumn or late winter & remove dead material from the garden to prevent spread of mildew.