Phlox paniculata 'Backlight' PP34506 CPBRAF (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Tall Garden Phlox
Joining the other members of the LUMINARY™ Collection, 'Backlight' brings a highly sought-after flower color. Pure white flowers are produced in well-defined panicles at the top of a perfect habit. The dark green leaves resist mildew that often plagues Tall Garden Phlox, even in hot, humid conditions. Try this with other white-flowering plants to create a moonlight garden.
These perennials are a favorite of gardeners around the world and a staple of North American native gardens. A favorite of pollinators. Phlox is unequaled for its showy blooms over a long period in summer. Though it is one of the most popular perennials available, it does require some maintenance to sustain its health and vigor.
Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. It will thrive with fertilizing every other month and consistent moisture levels. Overhead watering should be avoided since some varieties of Phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants and by thinning them out periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time and prevent self-seeding.
Height: 28.0-30.0 Inches
Spread: 20.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: White shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Mid to Late Summer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Fragrant Flowers, Mass Planting