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Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’

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Summary

Phlox paniculata ‘John Fanick’ struggled with powdery mildew and defoliation during the first two years of the trial. However, the plants were actually quite robust during the third year, even despite significant powdery mildew. This was likely due to the abundant rainfall received that year. Unfortunately, ‘John Fanick’ failed to impress us with its floral display. The flowers bloomed for about a month in midsummer (which was typical compared to the other cultivars in our trial). However, the actual inflorescences were not very large or numerous. Additionally, the flowers only covered approximately 50% of the plant mass when in peak bloom. Most garden phlox have a peak coverage of at least 80%.

 


Details

  • Rating
    3.2 
  • Common Name
    John Fanick garden phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-July—mid-August 
  • Peak Bloom
    late July 
  • Size
    54” x 40” 
  • FRAGRANCE
    mild 
  • POWDERY MILDEW RESISTANCE
    fair