Wordless Wednesday—David

I love Phlox paniculata ‘ David’ and have bought it numerous times only to see it wither away.  This week the stars are aligned and ‘David’ is in bloom.

Phlox paniculata ‘ David’ (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘ David’ (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘ David’ (Garden Phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘ David’ (Garden Phlox)

 

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23 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—David

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Mosquitoes were biting so much when I photographed this phlox I didn’t notice the fragrance. Went back outside and checked, and yes, it is fragrant. Nice surprise.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      David rarely goes into the garden so he doesn’t know yet, but will get an email of this blog post and find his surprise. I clipped one bloom to show him. The fragrance is described as spicy vanilla-clove but I don’t identify more than just that it does have a nice scent.

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  1. bittster

    Pure white always looks great in the summer! Glad it’s hanging in there this year.
    Have you ever tried it in part shade? Might help with the heat.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I agree, there’s something about white flowers I’m quite partial to. This one is probably getting less afternoon shade than in other places I’ve tried it. That may be helping it. Also, it’s getting lots of rain.

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  2. johnvic8

    Lovely, Susie. I have a stand of David that is doing quite well. It’s now starting to fade, so I will dead head and expect to get another set of blooms.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      John I remember seeing yours in a vase a few weeks ago so I was primed to want to buy this one at Southern States when I saw it! Thanks for the deadheading tip.

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  3. Annette

    Phlox doesn’t like our summers, Susie, that’s why I have only given ‘Clouds of perfume’ a try. The others are too thirsty. Hope you’ve more luck this time 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Annette. Phlox don’t like out hot, humid summers much either but this hybrid is reputed to be humidity-tolerant and less prone to powdery mildew than other phlox.

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  4. Cathy

    Aah, (deep sigh), lovely! I can’t grow Phlox as the slugs find it a delicacy, so any more phlox photos would be very welcome in my book Susie! 🙂

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Phlox seem to be very thirsty plants. I gave them for a few years because the deer were devouring them. Our little fence deters them now, although I realize they could jump it if they wanted.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Several people asked about scent so I ran back outside and cut a stem to enjoy indoors. It has a slight, but not strong fragrance. Of course it was 97 degrees today and who can smell their best under these conditions?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      ‘David’ is a phlox I really like but it’s not been reliable before. This year it’s holding up and it must be the extra rain.

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