Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
Common name   Garden Phlox
Hardiness Zone   4 to 8
Sun   Full sun to part shade
Soil   Medium moisture
Flower color   Purple with white eye
Bloom Time   July to September
Height   3 feet

Our phlox varieties were selected for their resistance to disease, however for best results please follow these recommendations.
General Culture:
Grow in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Best in full sun. Prefers rich, moist, organic soils. Needs good air circulation to help combat potential powdery mildew problems. Intolerant of drought and needs to be watered in dry spells. Avoid overhead watering. Appreciates a summer mulch which helps keep the root zone cool. Remove faded flower panicles to prolong bloom period.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
'Laura' is a garden phlox cultivar which typically grows in an upright clump to 3' tall. Fragrant, tubular flowers are purple with a white eye. Individual flowers are densely arranged in large clusters on upright stems which seldom need staking. Long mid to late summer bloom sometimes extends into early fall. Good fresh cut flower.
Spider mites and plant bugs can be a problem, particularly in hot, dry conditions.
Garden phlox is a staple of the perennial border. Mixes well with other perennials and provides long summer bloom. Regardless of flower color, garden phlox is attractive to hummingbirds and is a good selection for inclusion in a bird garden.