I planted three of these Moonlight Phlox last year (2022). I had rented my small home for ten years and no care was given to the yard. Browsing the Garden Outlet, I saw these beautiful flowers and bought three. They were beautiful and lasted all season. This Year (2023) they came back over twice the size! I have had absolutely no problems with them. I have had so many inquiries on what they are and how nice they look. This year I did not see any at the garden store unless they sold out early. I am going to divide and relocate them throughout my ever-changing landscaping. Also sharing some with my neighbor. Again, I cannot tell you how many people have noticed and asked about them !!
Luminary® 'Backlight' Tall Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata
Pure white flowers produce well-defined panicles on top of dark green leaves. Great for disease resistance even in hot, humid conditions. Try with other white-flowering plants to create a moonlight garden.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerDisease ResistantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:28 - 30 InchesSpacing:20 - 24 InchesSpread:20 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:Pure whiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Grows best in consistently moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Thrives with regular fertilization. Provide good air circulation.Luminary® 'Backlight' Phlox paniculata USPP 34,506, Can PBRAF
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Susan, Ohio, United States, 8 weeks ago
I planted three of these phlox in early spring of 2022. Within a month some leaves were turning yellow and browning on the lower half. I spoke to a Proven Winners specialist who assured me that the plant would be fine. I treated them with copper fungicide and neem oil at different times. With a lot of work, they rebounded about 85%. I was very pleased to see all three coming back vigorously this year in early spring, but that was short-lived. The lower leaves up to a third of one plant turned yellow and brown. I believe there are spider mites and possibly disease at this point, but it isn't powdery mildew. I really was excited when the Luminary Blacklight phlox were available however, even though I am an experienced gardener in zone 6, Ohio, they are a lot of work.Susie Wittenauer, Ohio, United States, 15 weeks ago
These really impressed me! I planted these in May and they flowered June-August again and again which I did not expect, especially during their first season. I'm looking forward to seeing how these fill in and perform in the coming growing seasons.Kate, Georgia, United States, 1 year ago
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