Tall White Flowers Attract Hummingbirds!
Phlox "David" is so popular now because of its...
• dense and showy white flowers
• excellent cut flowers
• usefulness in borders
Fragrant And Showy
Growing to a majestic 3 feet tall, Phlox 'David' provides a dense display of fragrant and showy white flowers in summer that brighten any garden. The tubular flowers each have 5 flat petals that band together in pyramid clusters atop stiff upright stems that don't need staking. The narrow, pointed dark green leaves are offset from each other and contrast with the large flowers. This is a good flower for cut bouquets too.
Likes Sun And Space
Any sunny or partly shady spot in the yard suits Phlox 'David', regardless of the soil type -- normal, sandy or clay. However, this phlox does prefer some sun over shade, so don't put it in a dark corner. Moist, organic soil will also help Phlox 'David' grow strongly, as will spacing out the plants and thinning them, as it needs good air circulation.
The white flowers of Phlox 'David" add brightness to any cool, moist spot in your yard. A regular watering schedule ensures that the soil doesn't dry out. Using compost in the summer to keep the moisture and coolness in the soil will help, and will also keep the weeds down. Investing a little time to remove the dead blooms will reward you with more flowers. Beware of spider mites on this phlox in hot, dry periods.
With its tall while flowers, Phlox 'David' works well in cottage gardens and other informal styles of gardens. It has a full summer blooming period so provides a long-term perennial border for flower beds of annuals. In addition the white flowers highlight the bright colors of the annual blooms, particularly the darker tones. Plant this phlox anywhere you want to view hummingbirds and butterflies as it attracts this wildlife.