Category Archives: Phlox

Flashy Phlox

I’m pretty sure my ‘Purple Flame’ Phlox is a mutant, and I love it. The plants are supposed to have magenta-purple flowers which my plant does, but the petals of my plant are also brushed with streaks of bluish-purple. It’s … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Phlox ‘Purple Flame’

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A Phlox Curiosity

Last summer a purply-pink perennial phlox popped up in one of my flowerbeds and started blooming like it owned the place. I had no recollection of planting a phlox in that spot, so I had to do some digging through … Continue reading

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Phlox ‘Red Riding Hood’

I’ve been searching for a red perennial phlox (Phlox paniculata) for a long time. Most of the cultivars I’ve tried have “red” in the name but the flowers are really pink or violet-pink (yes, ‘Red Super’, I’m talking to you). … Continue reading

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‘Wendy House’ Reborn

This is what Phlox paniculata ‘Wendy House’ is supposed to look like: At some point my original plant must’ve dropped seeds and croaked. Last year I don’t remember seeing ‘Wendy House’ at all. This summer in its place was a … Continue reading

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Variations on a Theme

I’ve had some really nice pink/purple combinations in my flowerbeds this year. This is Geranium ‘Rozanne’ with dwarf Asiatic lily ‘Tiny Toons’: In one of my annual beds I planted ‘Dreamland Rose’ zinnias with ‘Milady Lilac’ asters: In my pots … Continue reading

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Twisting and Spinning

It’s a great year for Phlox paniculata plants. Even some cultivars that I left for dead (after they performed miserably for several summers) have shot up out of nowhere and look as healthy and as happy as can be. The … Continue reading

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Flower Buddies

Rudbeckia ‘Early Bird Gold’ with Phlox paniculata ‘Candy Floss’:

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Up Close and Personal: Phlox ‘Candy Floss’

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A Bevy of Blooms: Phlox ‘Swizzle’

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