Chock-full of oomph and charisma, Phlox are enduring warm weather beacons, appreciating moist well-drained soil, frequent deadheading and deep basal waterings. Periodic thinning to just four or six stalks ensures healthier paniculata cultivars.
Phlox paniculata ‘Olenka’ (P-2244)
This plucky historic cultivar was introduced in 1938 by acclaimed Russian Phlox breeder Pavel Gaganov. The large close-knit conical heads house marvelous nonfading pale pink flowers, each featuring wavy and somewhat overlapping petals dressed with a luminous white central ring plus a stunning crimson eye. Unparalleled for border plantings, ‘Olenka’s strong, slender, spreading stems and smooth lanceolate green leaves forge a tidy, easy-care mildew-resistant foundation beneath the long-lasting tricolored blooms that tempt pollinators, plant lovers and floral designers.
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Phlox x arendsii ‘Miss Mary’
- Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’
- Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’
- Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’
- Phlox glaberrima var. triflora ‘Forever Pink’
- Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’
- Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Countess of Schwerin’
- Phlox paniculata ‘David’
- Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Juliglut’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky (Dusterlohe)’