A butterfly, hummingbird & bird magnet! paniculata ‘Eva Cullum’ has delightful, rose pink flowers with a red eye. Very mildew resistant and disease-resistant variety. ‘Eva Cullum’ is a garden phlox cultivar that typically grows in an upright clump to 2-3′ tall. These are fragrant, tubular flowers (1/2″ to 1″ diameter). Individual flowers are densely arranged in large, terminal, pyramidal clusters (panicles to 6-12″ long) in summer atop stiff, upright stems, which seldom need staking. Long mid to late summer bloom sometimes extends into early fall. Narrow, opposite, pointed, lance-shaped leaves (to 5″ long). Good fresh cut flower. One of the longest blooming varieties of phlox. The flower heads begin opening two weeks earlier than others. Flowering starts around the end of June and continues through most of September. The name phlox is derived from the Greek word for flame.
Garden phlox is a staple of the perennial border. Phlox “paniculata” have large fragrant flowers in large, dense pyramidal clusters. Provides unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and flowers in profusion. Phlox are showy, clump-forming perennials that are easy to grow and look spectacular in borders or mass plantings. Best grown in well-drained soil. Mixes well with other perennials and provides long summer bloom. Regardless of flower color, garden phlox is attractive to hummingbirds and is a good selection for inclusion in a bird garden. Remove flowers when faded. Lift and divide every three or four years to prevent crowding. Good fresh cut flower. Great in borders, rock gardens, formal beds and meadows.