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This program takes place online Wednesday, June 16
Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), a staple of gardens since colonial times, is one of the most recognizable and popular perennials today. Large clusters of colorful flowers bloom for as long as six weeks and provide nectar for dozens of butterfly species. George Coombs, Mt. Cuba Center’s Director of Horticulture, highlights the breadth of diversity within this group of native plants and discusses the top performing selections from a three-year evaluation program. Learn which cultivars are mildew resistant and attract the most pollinators in this beautifully illustrated talk.
About the Instructor:
George Coombs is the Director of Horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center. Previously he was Mt. Cuba’s Manager of Research in which he trialed cultivars and species of native plants to determine their horticultural and ecological value.