Ice Cap Garden Phlox
Ice Cap Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Dasfive'Item #6453 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Fragrant flowers in domed-shaped clusters appear on tall stems in summer. Great plant for the back of a sunny perennial border. In hot climates, provide partial shade. Perennial.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
- DetailPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 14, 18 - 21Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer to mid-fallFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasPhlox is the quintessential component of the perennial border. Adds to beds along foundations and fence lines. Insert into good soil at the bright edge of woodlands. An American native that belongs in cottage, country and historic gardens of the eastern states.Companion PlantsPhlox belongs with other big Americans such as Doubledecker Coneflower, (Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'), Little Joe Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed, (Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'), Dodd's Red Creek American Holly, (Ilex opaca 'Dodd's Red Creek') and Golden American Elder, (Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea')
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old flowers to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
- History & LoreHistory:This very large genus of perennial flowers was named by Linnaeus from the Greek for flame to describe the flowers. It contains about fifty species native to North America, with just one found in Siberia. It is native to fertile bottomlands and meadows of the east from New York to Arkansas and Georgia.Lore:Phlox has been used as a medicinal plant by the many Native American tribes within its range