Phlox ‘David’ named 2002 Perennial Plant of the Year

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) has named Phlox ‘David’ the 2002 Perennial Plant of the Year. The PPA is an educational and professional trade association. Each year, the PPA membership selects by vote the Perennial Plant of the Year. Phlox ‘David’ landmarks the 13th year for the promotional Perennial Plant of the Year program.

Phlox ‘David’ is praised for its bright white clusters of delightfully fragrant flowers,” said Steven Still, PPA Executive Director. “It is known to flower from mid-July to September. Also, ‘David’ has the greatest powdery mildew resistance of any white phlox.”

Phlox ‘David’, a member of the Polemoniaceae family, is native from New York to Georgia and west to Arkansas and Illinois. The perennial performs well in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9.

‘David’ is an erect perennial 36-40 inches tall. The thin glossy leaves are opposite with bristly hairs on the margins. The plant has a habit of producing strong stems that prove sturdy in wind and weather. The fragrant white flower panicles are 6 to 9 inches long and 6 to 8 inches wide with 1-inch diameter florets.

For more information about the PPA, visit www.perennialplant.org.

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