February 1, 2023
Phlox paniculata, Rosa Pastell

Phlox paniculata, Rosa Pastell

Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’, photographed below is a herbaceous perennial belonging to the family of Polemoniaceae. ‘Rosa Pastell’ variety photographed here has’ light pink flowers, fragrant that bloom in the summer.

Phlox paniculata is also known as Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox. It is native to the United States and Canada, mostly Eastern and Central. Phlox paniculata has showy fragrant flowers grouped in panicles. The leaves simple and opposite. Phlox paniculata comes in white pink, red, and shades of purple and lilac.

Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’ grows well in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist and well-drained soil. Propagate from division in autumn or spring also by basal cuttings or root cuttings. Watch out for slugs and snails it is susceptible to powdery mildew, fungal leaf spot. When cutting down in autumn make sure to remove all stems and flowers to keep any disease away.

Phlox paniculata, Rosa Pastell
Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’
Phlox paniculata, Rosa Pastell
Phlox paniculata’Rosa Pastell’
Phlox paniculata, Rosa Pastell
Phlox paniculata ‘Rosa Pastell’ at Kew Gardens

Also read about Phlox arendsii ‘Hesperis’

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