Georgia Gardener Newsletter Cool Plant: June 14, 2007
|Phlox Volcanotm Series
Species Native Range: Eastern half of the U.S.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3-9
Mature Size: 2 feet tall and wide
Exposure: Full sun to light shade
Soil: Rich soil that is moist but well-drained
Ease of Culture: Easy
Tall phlox with all of its various cultivars is perhaps my favorite group of perennials with
their large trusses of five-petaled flowers that come in a wide range of colors. The Volcano Series has
been developed to not only expand the range of colors, but to also introduce a line of plants that
are more compact and disease resistant than other phlox cultivars. The Volcano Series consists of the following cultivars:
Volcano White (pictured above), Volcano Purple White Eye, Volcano Pink with Red (pictured above), Volcano Pink White Eye and
The Volcano Series of tall phlox begins blooming in mid spring and will continue into the fall, especially if
the spent flowers are removed. Both butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.
The mature size of the plant is a neat and compact 2 feet tall and wide.
Plant tall phlox in full sun to very light shade, flowering is best in full sun. The soil should
be rich in organic matter, loose, moist but well-drained. Phlox does not like being planted in compacted
red clay that is poorly drained.
Mix the Volcano Series of tall phlox in a perennial bed, meadow or cottage garden
with other sun-loving, summer bloomers such as
black-eyed Susan, purple coneflower, Salvia, Autumn Joy sedum, etc. You can also use the Volcano Series of
phlox in a rose garden combined with
and other repeat blooming shrub roses.
Please note: All varieties of phlox are susceptible to deer and rabbit damage.
Although I have seen this plant in the nursery or catalog listed below, I cannot guarantee that it will be available at the time
this newsletter is published.
Pike Family Nurseries: mutliple locations
Randy's Perennials: Lawrenceville
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