2002 perennial of the year: Phlox paniculata ‘David’

This year’s selection is the Phlox paniculata ‘David’. It’s an upright plant, 36″ to 40″ (90 to 100 cm) tall, with glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers. It blooms from July to September. For use in bouquets, cut when most of the flowers have opened; they’ll last seven to ten days.

‘David’ is resistant to mildew, but you should take care to thin older plants, and water at the base of the plant * avoid wetting the leaves. You can grow ‘David’ in partial shade to full sun, in moist, well drained soil. It looks well with purple coneflower, globe thistle, and grasses.

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