Pink flowers with dark pink eye in summer. Clump-forming plants with erect flowering stems. Mildew resistant variety of this “backbone” perennial. In Chicago Botanic Garden trials, ‘Shortwood’ showed no powdery mildew infection even though adjacent cultivars were severely infected. Comes to Rozanne and Friends® from Sinclair Adam, Dunvegan Nursery, West Chester, PA. Found as a chance seedling of ‘David’, which was slightly taller and equally mildew resistant. He named it ‘Shortwood’ for Stephanie Cohen’s “Shortwood” garden.
Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) 'Shortwood'
Back border, Container, Fragrant flowers, Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
Deadhead old flowers to prolong bloom period. Cutback stems to ground after finished flowering.
Approx. Winter Hardiness
USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8