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Perennial phlox 'David'      

Phlox paniculata

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David is part of the Phlox genus and is a Perennial phlox variety. Its scientific name is Phlox paniculata 'David'. David is a hybrid (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   White and   Ghost white and   Floral white. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.5 cm (that's 0.97 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Forest green (web) and   Ao green colour.

Tall robust stems with simple bright green lanceolate leaves arranged around the stem. The flowers are pure white, forming great top heavy mop heads. Mildew resistant.

A type of Flower, it mainly grows as a Perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). David is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.10 metres (3.57 feet). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.

United States is believed to be where David originates from.

David Perennial phlox is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about David have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow David

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Good air circulation necessary to prevent powdery mildew. Trim old flower heads after blooming to encourage further buds

David likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that David is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. David requires a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing David from seed

Easiest from offsets in the spring or division of a mature clump in the spring or autumn

Transplanting David

Choose a sunny spot with evenly moist soil, and place at the middle to the back of the border. The stems are tall but relatively self supporting.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as David is a very hardy plant.

Harvesting David

Very large flowers on tall sturdy stems, last well in a vase

Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.