You’ll think it’s snowing in the summer when you see the brilliant drifts of white blooms that Danielle Phlox bears. These tall blooms smell as pretty as they look but have very few needs. Easy to grow and hardy, Danielle Phlox is a garden favorite.
Big clusters of bright white blooms wave above the green leaves of this phlox cultivar. You’ll love the scent of these flowers whether you enjoy them outdoors or use them in cut arrangements. Their old fashioned fragrance is one of most alluring features of this beloved garden favorite.
It’s a favorite plant of butterflies and sometimes visited by hummingbirds, too. The sweet smell and many small flowers clustered into big cones make them an ideal meal for butterflies and beneficial bees. Deer might enjoy them too, so give them a little protection if you live where deer forage.
Danielle Phlox is a tall plant with flowers reaching from 20 to 24 inches high. It’s a little more compact that other phlox, maturing to about 18 to 24 inches wide. It prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade and it’s dependable in lots of soils from loamy to sandy to heavy.
This plant has great impact in a garden because of its height and color. The pure white blossoms mix well with all the others colors. The tall stems are study and ideal for softening a fence line or camouflaging an unattractive element like a retaining wall. Plant them in multiples to really see the impact of the bright white flowers.
Danielle Phlox was derived from a wildflower native to the Eastern US so you know it tough. It’s hardy from zone 4 through 8 with dependable blooms in full sun to partial shade. Not picky about its soil, it will thrive in loamy dirt but still accept some sand or clay as well. It’s drought tolerant and exceptionally resistant to powdery mildew and disease.
Blooms will arrive in midsummer. They can last all the way into early fall if you deadhead the plants. Just pinch off the spent blooms with your fingers and you will encourage the plant to treat you to an extended flowering season.
As a perennial plant, Danielle Phlox will keep coming back year after year whether you plant it at the back of a border or in a container. You can even multiply your investment by dividing the plant’s root ball in the spring and replanting or by collecting seeds in the fall. Phlox is such an easy plant to propagate.
Enjoy this cottage garden favorite where you can appreciate its scent as well as its beauty. You’ll love seeing this drift of snowy white arrive each summer.