Laura’ is so showy and outstanding with big fuchsia-purple blooms that come complete with a white, star-shaped pattern. ‘Laura’ is a garden phlox cultivar, which typically grows in an upright clump to 3-4′ tall. It has very fragrant, tubular flowers (1/2″ to 1 inch diameter) with long corolla tubes and five flat petal-like flowers. These individual flowers are densely arranged in large, clusters (6-12″ long panicles) atop strong, upright stems that seldom need staking. Long mid to late summer bloom period sometimes extends into early fall. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves are up to 5″ long. Good fresh cut flower. The name phlox is derived from the Greek word for flame. Attracts: butterflies, hummingbirds & other birds.
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.