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Phlox paniculata ‘Dick Weaver’

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Phlox paniculata ‘Dick Weaver’ is a vigorous cultivar with an abundant floral display throughout July and August. The flowers are strongly fragrant and have a magenta color similar to ‘Robert Poore’. However, ‘Dick Weaver’ differs from ‘Robert Poore’ with a slightly shorter habit (4′ tall vs 5’ tall) and smaller, more dome-shaped inflorescences. Although the inflorescences are not as large as other cultivars, their great quantity provides an impressive display nonetheless. ‘Dick Weaver’ originated in Michigan but was passed around several times before arriving at Plant Delights Nursery. They decided it was so remarkable that it needed recognition and named it after the co-founder of We-Du Nursery who shared the plant with them.



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  • Common Name
    Dick Weaver garden phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    early July—late August 
  • Peak Bloom
  • Size
    50” x 36” 
  • Fragrance
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance