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.
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)’