« Previous Plant  |  Next Plant »

Phlox paniculata Luminary™ 'Backlight'

Blacklight Tall Garden Phlox: Patent PPAF

  • »  Attracts butterflies
  • »  Attracts hummingbirds
  • »  Bee friendly

Login for pricing Proven Winners

Joining the other members of the LUMINARY™ Collection, 'Backlight' brings a highly sought-after flower color. Pure white flowers are produced in well-defined panicles at the top of a perfect habit. The dark green leaves resist mildew that often plagues Tall Garden Phlox, even in hot, humid conditions. Try this with other white-flowering plants to create a moonlight garden.


These perennials are a favorite of gardeners around the world and a staple of North American native gardens. Be sure to locate these plants in full sun for the best flowering performance and to help avoid powdery mildew concerns. A favorite of pollinators.

New
Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Mass Planting
Flower Color
White
Programs
Proven Winners
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Late Summer
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Phlox paniculata 'Luminary™ 'Backlight''

Space crop well and allow maximum air flow around plants to avoid foliar diseases. Phlox is unequaled for its showy blooms over a long period in summer. Though it is one of the most popular perennials available, it does require some maintenance to sustain its health and vigor.  Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. It will thrive with fertilizing every other month and consistant moisture levels. Overhead watering should be avoided since some varieties of phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants and by thinning them out periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time and prevent self-seeding.