Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) ‘Shortwood’

Where to Buy

US & Canada|UK & Ireland

Description

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.

Variety

Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) 'Shortwood'

Approx. Height

45"/114cm

Approx. Spread

24"/61cm

Attributes

Back border, Container, Fragrant flowers, Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds

Aftercare Instructions

Deadhead old flowers to prolong bloom period. Cutback stems to ground after finished flowering.

Category:

Flowering Time

Summer

Positioning

Full Sun

Approx. Winter Hardiness

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8