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Phlox paniculata ‘Laura’ (garden phlox)

Phlox paniculata 'Laura’

This garden phlox cultivar is easy to grow and purportedly mildew resistant, preferring full sun and moist, humus-rich soil. The dense flowers of phlox ‘Laura’ are deep lavender purple with a white eye and appear in later summer and will last until early fall.  

According to Missouri Botanical Garden “’Laura’ is a garden phlox cultivar which typically grows in an upright clump. Fragrant, tubular flowers (1/2″ to 1 inch diameter) with long corolla tubes and five flat petal-like lobes. Individual flowers are densely arranged in large, terminal, pyramidal clusters (panicles to 6-12″ long) atop stiff, upright stems which seldom need staking. Good fresh cut flower.” Propagated vegetatively from plants in the Rhododendron Discovery Garden. 

[Photo: Phlox paniculata Laura 2020-07-30 8499; Credit: Salicyna, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons] 

Bloom Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Fall, Late Summer

Light: Full Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: 36 – 48 inches

Soil: Humus-Rich

Value: Native

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