Botanical Name: Phlox paniculata
Plant Family: Figwort (Polemoniaceae)
Description: A 2-4 ft. perennial with fragrant, tubular, pink-purple to white florets that are densely packed in tiered domed terminal clusters. Stiff stems are clad with opposite deep green elliptic leaves. Many cultivars are commonly available.
Growing Conditions: Enjoys moderate moisture, fertile soils with full sun to part shade. Potential powdery mildew issues, so plant thinly to allow for air circulation. Not drought tolerant and may need watered during dry spells.
Bloom Time: June through August
Bloom Color: Pink, purple or white.
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Food source for a variety of butterflies.
Native Status: Native to PA.
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden, Native Bee Conservation Garden