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Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’
Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’
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Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’

Summer Phlox

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.415.990

Large, fragrant Hydrangea-like flower clusters of Summer Phlox create a spectacular show in the summer border. This selection has lavender-pink flowers but the impact is in the foliage. The leaves are boldly variegated bright yellow and green with the margins changing to a creamy-yellow as the season progresses. They'll brighten up any garden or container planting. All varieties of Summer Phlox are superb for cutting and may even attract passing butterflies. Flowering is always best in a sunny location. Good mildew resistance although all Summer Phlox benefit from a location that provides good air circulation and consistent moisture. Remove faded flowers to encourage a second bloom. Water well during summer drought.

Further details for
Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Wild Flower
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.