Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'
Garden phlox

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Butterfly FriendlyPart ShadeBird Friendly

Garden phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore'

- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

'Robert Poore' has fragrant, violet-pink flowers in clusters of 6”-12” long. The tall, sturdy stems hold the flowers upright while they bloom from mid-to late summer. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies and look pretty in a fresh boquet. This phlox shows good resistance to disease, is deer resistant and even thrives in clay soil.

  • Fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Long flowering, often from July into September
  • Shows good resistance to powdery mildew
  • Violet-pink blossoms mix easily with other perennial favorites
  • Tolerates deer, clay soil and black walnut
  • Good cut flower

Native Range

Found in rich, open woods, thickets, meadows and moist roadsides.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


The nectar of the flowers attracts butterflies, skippers, and moths, including Hummingbird moths and Sphinx moths. Other insects don't have long enough mouthparts to extract the nectar from the base of the flower.





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.


Mature Size: 4-5ft. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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