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botanical name:
Phlox paniculata 'Laura'
Phlox paniculata 'Laura' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Polemoniaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Showy trusses of fragrant, pinkish-purple flowers with white centres, in late summer.

cultivation:
Prefers a humus-rich, moisture-retentive but well drained soil. Shallow rooting and benefits from mulching with compost. Best in full sun.
Mildew resistant variety, easy to grow.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Borders, cottage gardens.

other notes:
Raised in the USA by the Gagarin breeding program.

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