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garden phlox is noted for its tall upright habit
Photo 11 of 12Deciduous perennial noted for its tall upright habit and profuse flowers in a variety of colors in late spring and summer

Garden Phlox (11 of 12)

Plant in full sun to light shade
Plant in average to moist soil; divide in early spring every 3-4 years
Plant with good air circulation or may develop powdery mildew
Height: 30-36 inches; Width: 12-24 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-8:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in early spring; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in early spring; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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