Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'
This lovely lavender-pink variety was discovered by Jeana Prewitt of Nashville, and has been tested since 2000 in countless gardens with the same results: healthy green foliage right through summer, no matter what the weather does! At last, this native perennial can grow and bloom its best in all climates!
The flowers begin in midsummer in most climates, and continue right into early fall. This is a long period of bloom for any Phlox, but 'Jeana,' as we know, is not just any Phlox! The flowers are small but very closely spaced and dense on plumes 6 inches long. Even better, the habit of this plant is branching, so the flowering stems divide and produce several towers of sweetly fragrant lavender-pink on every branch!
Butterflies and hummingbirds adore 'Jeana,' which thrives in full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Like all garden Phlox, 'Jeana' is a heavy feeder, so work in lots of organic matter all spring, then sit back and bask in the results!
Expect 'Jeana' to reach 2 to 4 feet high in flower, and to stretch 2 to 3 feet wide. Perfect for the middle of the border or the meadow garden, it's a "backbone" plant that belongs in every serious garden: a steady source of great color, attracting beneficial insects and butterflies, over a long season. We predict that it will become a dependable favorite in your border. Zones 4-8.
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|Zone||4 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Mid Summer - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||24 in - 4 ft|
|Plant Width||24 in - 3 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Hummingbird Lovers, Free Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fragrance, Long Bloomers, Native, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions, Season Extenders, Seedless/Sterile|
|Bloom Color||Dark Pink, Light Lavender|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|
- Butterflies like a lot of sunlight, so locate your garden in a sunny area.
- If you live in a windy location, plant your butterfly-attracting plants near a building, fence, or hedge to protect them.
- Plant a variety of nectar-rich plants, as well as shrubs and evergreens for shelter.
- Since many butterflies and native flowering plants have co-evolved, try to put in some that are native to your area. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center provides lists of plants native to states and regions.
- Certain colors are particularly attracting to butterflies – red, yellow, pink, purple, or orange blooms that are clustered or flat-topped, with a short flower tubes are especially attractive to adult butterflies.
- Avoid using pesticides, especially around nectar-producing plants.
- Provide a shallow source of water – try a birdbath with pebbles lining the bowl.
- Place a rock in a sunny spot for butterfly basking and resting.
- Create a "puddling area" by digging a shallow hole filled with compost or manure where rainwater will collect and release essential salts and minerals.
- If you want butterflies to breed in your garden, put in some caterpillar food plants, such as parsley, milkweeds, asters, thistles, violets, clover, grasses, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
- Since butterflies need nectar throughout the entire adult phase of their lives, try to create a design that will allow for a continuous bloom – when one stops blooming, another starts.
Set plants 12 to 15 inches apart to allow for good air circulation. Choose a location in full sun or very light shade, and where the soil is moisture-retentive but welldrained, deeply worked and enriched with organic plant food – phlox are heavy feeders.
Water plants during periods of drought; a summer mulch is recommended to help conserve moisture. To promote vigorous growth, pinch out weaker shoots periodically during the growing season. Removal of spent flowers will prevent against seedlings not true good idea. Shrubby types should be pruned to remove dead wood after spring growth commences; perennials may be divided as needed. Otherwise, no special care is required.
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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:
1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".
2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.
3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.
4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.