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Luminary™ 'Backlight' Tall Garden Phlox

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Pure white flowers glow in moon gardens! Fragrance attracts pollinators, day or night.
  • Dark green foliage is resistant to powdery mildew.
  • Easy to grow native perennial.
  • Zones 3-8, sun/part sun, 30" tall x 24" wide at maturity.
Zone 3-8
Light sun
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description The Luminary™ collection of tall garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) features some of the brightest flowers we've seen, and the new Luminary™ 'Backlight' tall garden phlox fits right in! Pure white flowers practically glow atop dark green foliage in the summer. The blooms are so crisp and white, they shine even at night, making them the perfect addition to moon gardens. Their sweet fragrance entices butterflies and bees during the day and moths at night.

Beyond their bright colors, the Luminary™ series from Proven Winners were bred for powdery mildew resistance. Dark green foliage stays handsome all season long, even in hot and humid conditions. These native perennials are easy to grow and even easier to love, which is why we recommend them for gardeners of any level!
Details Botanical name: Phlox paniculata ‘Backlight’
Patent #: PP34506
Common name: Tall garden phlox
Zone: 3 – 8
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 28-30″ tall x 20-24" wide
Flower color: White
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer to fall
Bloom time: Midsummer, late summer
Features: Proven winners, native, fragrant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Background, border, cottage garden, massing, specimen, wildflower, flower garden, pollinator garden
How To Grow Soil: Performs best in well-drained soil.
Light: Phlox grows best in full sun.
Water: Has average water needs.
Spacing: 28 - 30"
Fertilizing: If desired, apply a minimal amount of all-purpose garden fertilizer around the base of the plant in spring.
Winterizing: Cut foliage in late fall to prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases from returning in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Thin or prune by half in spring and prune spent flowers off after bloom, just above the foliage to encourage more blooms.

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J.O. (Maine)
Lovely scent.

So far so good.

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P.M. (Michigan)

Luminary™ 'Backlight' Tall Garden Phlox

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J.J. (North Carolina)
Already about to bloom!

Beautiful straight strong stems with dark foilage that's blooming!!! Great, great!! Eye catcher I recommend highly!