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Phlox paniculata ‘Red Riding Hood’

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Phlox paniculata ‘Red Riding Hood’ performed poorly in our trial. During the first year, spider mites were especially problematic, and during the second year powdery mildew was very severe. By the third year, the plants were in very bad shape overall. The steady decline in plant health also reduced the number  of flowers produced each year and their longevity.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Red Riding Hood garden phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    early July—late July 
  • Peak Bloom
  • Size
    32” x 28” 
  • Fragrance
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance