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Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’

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Summary

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ is, without a doubt, the best-performing phlox from the trial. This cultivar was discovered growing along the Harpeth River near Nashville, Tennessee and named after its discoverer, Jeana Prewitt. Although there were many plants of Phlox paniculata in the area, ‘Jeana’ in particular stood out for its exceptionally mildew-free foliage. This trait carries through to the garden and is one of the main reasons ‘Jeana’ performed so well in the trial. This 5′ tall beauty also produces an impressive floral display from mid-July through early September. Interestingly, the individual flowers, or pips, are much smaller than any other garden phlox. However, that does not deter the butterflies that feed on its nectar. In fact, we found ‘Jeana’ attracted more butterflies than any other garden phlox in the entire trial. With a top rank in both horticultural and ecological evaluations, Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ is hard to beat.

 


Details

  • Rating
    4.8 
  • Common Name
    Jeana garden phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-July—early September 
  • Peak Bloom
    late July 
  • Size
    60” x 48” 
  • FRAGRANCE
    none observed 
  • POWDERY MILDEW RESISTANCE
    excellent