Natasha Summer Phlox Phlox maculata 'Natascha' Strong, stiff, upright stems carry glossy, disease resistant foliage topped by cones of hundreds of delicately scented pink with white striped flowers in mid summer. Long blooming and more compact in form, its blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds in masses adding to its garden color.
Attracts hummingbirds and many native songbirds
A magnet for butterflies and native insects
Makes a wonderful cut flower
Spectacular massed in the back of a garden
Excellent powdery mildew resistance
Found in wet meadows, stream banks and thickets.
Butterflies, bumblebees and hummingbirds may find Phlox irresistible, but its charms aren't restricted to the daytime. Hawkmoths will appear around dusk to drink the nectar. Pale colored blossoms will attract the most of these nighttime visitors.
Prefers humus-rich, moisture yet well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.