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Phlox
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Including Phlox varieties Minnie Pearl, Nicky' ('Dusterlohe'), Jeana, Blue Paradise, and David’s Lavender

Phlox

Chockfull of oomph and charisma wherever they reside, even in a bouquet, these floriferous Phlox are enduring warm weather beacons, appreciating moist but well drained soil, deadheading, deep basal waterings and thinning to just four or six stalks.

Our offerings are renowned not only for their lavish floral pageantry, but their unwavering mildew resistance as well.


Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’  full sun  partial shade  shade lover  new plant

Discovered by the astute folks from North Creek Nursery at a plant sale in London Grove, PA, this handsome shade-happy ground cover is a light blue flowering form of the eastern North American woodland Phlox. The sweetly fragrant 5-petaled blooms are held in loose clusters that lure the butterflies and hummingbirds, while widely spaced lance-shaped green foliage forms an attractive spreading compact clump, coloring fall days with burgundy shades. Appreciative of fertile, adequately moist, free draining abodes, ‘London Grove Blue’ mingles well with Aquilegia ‘Kristall’, Tiarella ‘Dark Star’ and Geranium phaeum ‘Album’.

Blooms April–May

Size: 12"–15" high x 10"–18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’ (P-1946)
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AVAILABLE MAY 2017


Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’  partial shade  shade lover

A vigorous endearing selection of our native woodland Phlox developed by esteemed plant designer Piet Oudolf, 'May Breeze' delivers bright sweetly scented accents to shady settings. Quantities of starry narrow-petaled open blooms gather like pale blue to pure white clouds, floating above deep green oblong foliage. Perfect for weaving amid spring bulbs, Columbines and Viola 'Silver Gem', this attractive deer resistant Phlox slowly spreads to form a small easily grown, disease-resistant, semievergreen patch that charms hummingbirds and butterflies and can handle hot humid summers.

Blooms April–May.

Size: 12"–15" high x 10"–18" wide; hardy to zone 4.

Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’ (P-1812)
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AVAILABLE MID MARCH 2017


Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’  full sun

A natural occurring hybrid between Phlox maculata and possibly Phlox glaberrima, this fabulous mildew resistant Phlox is the happy outcome of a chance roadside sighting in Kemper, Mississippi by plantswoman Karen Partlow. Remaining unblemished all season, the long narrow, fresh green glossy leaves clothe compact sturdy stems, bolstering droves of large rounded clusters with sweetly scented crisp white flowers.

Well-suited for the front lines or where space is scarce, ‘Minnie Pearl’s virtues are plentiful: lengthy bloom time, short upright stance, slow spreading, pest free habit and fantastic flowers that beguile the butterflies and hummingbirds and look fetching in a bouquet.

Blooms mid-April–June.

Size: 12"–18" high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’ (P-1768)
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Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’  full sun

This reliable hard working beauty parades massive sweetly scented trusses hoisted by a compact bushy pedestal of well-branched sturdy stems and tailored green leaves that look lush all the way to the ground. The stylish nearly one foot tall, broad blooms unfurl in light blue hues, mature with dazzling deep blueviolet shades and develop reddish purple margins as they age, while their stunning colors appear either more blue or more purple depending upon the light.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 2'–3' high x 18"–2' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ (P-1813)
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Phlox paniculata ‘David’  full sun
Phlox paniculata David

Back in 1987, F. M. Mooberry of The Brandywine Conservancy had the keen eye to spot this outstanding, chance P. paniculata seedling and named it after her husband.

A quintessential summertime border plant, ‘David’ is highly prized for his lustrous greenery and huge, long blooming fragrant flowers. Shapely triangular trusses illuminated in classic white stand some 6 to 9 in. tall, and nearly as wide, on erect stems with narrow, dark green bristle-edged leaves that are arranged in pairs.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3-1/2'–4' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Phlox paniculata ‘David’ (P-1344)
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AVAILABLE SPRING 2017


Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’  full sun
Phlox paniculata David’s Lavender

Originating as a chance sport of the esteemed variety, ‘David’, this cultivar flaunts broad, 8 to 10 in. tall, tightly packed flower heads with enchanting lilac hues. ‘David’s Lavender’ is a sophisticated mainstay for the garden that beckons both gardeners and butterflies alike, especially when accompanied by Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ and Centranthus ‘Coccineus’. (PPAF)

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3-1/2'–4' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’ (P-1362)
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Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’  full sun  partial shade

Delighting both gardeners and butterflies, ‘Jeana’s magnificent tiered lavender pink terminal clusters unfurl in a tightly packed fashion atop brawny upright branching stems. Discovered by Jeana Prewitt on the banks of Tennessee’s Harpeth River, this delectable Phlox has a lot to toot its horn about: top-notch mildew resistance, perky slender green leaves throughout the season and large sweetly aromatic long blooming flowers that incite a welcome frenzy of pollinator activity.

Blooms July-September

Size: 3'–4' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 4.

Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ (P-1854)
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Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky' ('Dusterlohe')’  full sun

Earning four stars at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Phlox trials, this well-endowed beauty premiers large scented pyramidal trusses poised in glamorous repose atop stiff steadfast stems and slender lance-shaped green leaves. Dark pinkish purple shades, which intensify as the plant matures, saturate the tightset velvet-rich flowers, composed of individual florets, each with a tubular corolla and 5 flat petal-like lobes. A popular attraction for winged visitors and a perfect choice for bouquets, ‘Nicky’ can be planted near Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta’ and Eupatorium ‘Gateway’.

Blooms July-September

Size: 3'–4' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 5.

Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky' ('Dusterlohe')’ (P-1855)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.

In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden!

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