Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'
Summer Phlox

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DESCRIPTION

Summer Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Shortwood'

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

'Shortwood' is a wonderful Phlox with big heads of pink flowers accented by darker pink centers. The individual flowers are packed into 6-12" long pyramidal clusters atop stiff, upright stems that seldom need staking. Long mid-to late summer bloom sometimes extends into early fall.

BENEFITS
  • Perfect as long-lasting, fragrant cut flowers
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Easy to grow and powdery mildew tolerant
  • Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love its bloom
NATIVE INFO

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

About 575 species of butterflies are seen regularly in the lower 48 states of the United States. In most parts of the United States, you can find roughly 100 species of butterflies near your home.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Will grow in full sun or light shade in well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Does not tolerate drought so needs to be watered in dry spells. A light summer mulch helps retain soil moisture and keeps roots cool. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. Needs good air circulation (space well and thin out stems as needed) to help combat potential powdery mildew problems.

 

Mature Size: 42-48in. Tall x 30-36in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

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