Laura is a great phlox.

It’s been a tough summer but “Laura” is still holding her own.  If you can ignore the  photo quality long enough, I hope you’ll see her still blooming away into September while ‘barsixty’ (coral flame) towards the front is just a shriveled brown mess.  The freshness might not be with “Laura” any more but at least she’s doing her part to keep the color going  Two months and counting is a good job considering I’ve done nothing other than water enough to keep the poor thing from wilting too badly.  I’m officially going to name Laura my best phlox paniculata 🙂phlox Laura

9 comments on “Laura is a great phlox.

  1. It is a nice Pholx. It is good to have those late bloomers too.

  2. Annette says:

    It’s amazing how well it thrives in spite of the drought – do you water it a lot? In my last garden Phlox was always a sad sight because of the dry summers.

    • bittster says:

      Many of the phlox look bad at this time of the year. I did give it regular watering this summer which is why it’s holding on, but its neighbors received the same treatment and they do nothing but complain and turn brown!

  3. Nice! Looks fairly compact, too.

  4. Beautiful! I dream of one day having a flower garden filled only with plants that share my name. LOL This “Laura” would definitely be on the list.

    • bittster says:

      Ha! I didn’t even think of that!
      You have me thinking now….. I can’t think of any plants to fill up a “Frank” garden, i guess no one looks at a flower and thinks ‘let’s name it Frank!’

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