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Phlox (Garden Phlox), paniculata ‘Eva Cullum’

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.

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PX245BAG Phlox (Garden Phlox), paniculata 'Eva Cullum' out of stock $41.25
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 24-36"
Spacing 24-36"
Hardiness Zones 4-8
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Green, lance-shaped
Flower Rose-pink with red eye
Bloomtime July - September

General Information +

Botanical: Phlox paniculata 'Eva Cullum'

Common: Garden Phlox

Family: Polemoniaceae

General Characteristics: Wide, full, pyramidal flower heads of bright pink flowers with red eyes have made this variety a top-seller in its class. Very mildew resistant and nicely compact. Sturdy and compact with very showy flowers! Abundant foliage on stiff, erect stems. Superb cut flower for back of border plantings. Nice in a mass planting. Fragrant. Attracts butterflies. Lovely in summer bouquets and stunning in the flower garden, planted with bee balm, cranesbill and ornamental grasses. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. Disease-resistant variety.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Very mildew resistant and disease-resistant variety.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Grow in moderately fertile, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Best in full sun. Prefers rich, moist, organic soils. Needs good air circulation (space well and thin out stems as needed) to help combat potential powdery mildew problems. Intolerant of drought and needs to be watered in dry spells. Avoid overhead watering however. Appreciates a summer mulch which helps keep the root zone cool. Remove faded flower panicles to prolong bloom period and to prevent unwanted self-seeding.