Phlox paniculata 'Barsixtyone' PPAF Flame Series Violet (25) plants
a/k/a garden phlox, summer phlox, perennial phlox, or autumn phlox
Zone 3 to 8.
Plants reach 15 to 18 inches tall and 18 inches wide,
dwarf upright, clump-forming.
Large clusters of lavender purple flowers are produced in midsummer atop relatively short, bushy clumps of medium green foliage. Perfectly suited for containers, courtyard gardens, and the middle of the border, the Phlox Flame Series is a group of naturally dwarf, compact cultivars. All members of this series offer good disease and mildew resistance, a bushy habit, and large, fragrant flowers in midsummer.
Phlox paniculata grow well in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil. Rich, moist, organic soil and mulch are beneficial as it is intolerant of drought.
Phlox paniculata is unequaled for showy blooms over a long period throughout the summer. Though they are some of the most popular perennials available, they do require some maintenance to sustain their health and vigor.
Deadheading faded flower panicles may prolong blooms into early fall. Their fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. A garden mainstay, excellent for perennial borders, mass planting, corners and for cut flowers. Phlox is a member of the Polemoniaceae family and is native from New York to Georgia, and west to Arkansas and Illinois.