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