rich, average, loam, clay
July, August, September
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ is, without a doubt, the best-performing phlox from the trial. This cultivar was discovered growing along the Harpeth River near Nashville, Tennessee and named after its discoverer, Jeana Prewitt. Although there were many plants of Phlox paniculata in the area, ‘Jeana’ in particular stood out for its exceptionally mildew-free foliage. This trait carries through to the garden and is one of the main reasons ‘Jeana’ performed so well in the trial. This 5′ tall beauty also produces an impressive floral display from mid-July through early September. Interestingly, the individual flowers, or pips, are much smaller than any other garden phlox. However, that does not deter the butterflies that feed on its nectar. In fact, we found ‘Jeana’ attracted more butterflies than any other garden phlox in the entire trial. With a top rank in both horticultural and ecological evaluations, Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ is hard to beat." -- Mt. Cuba Center
Phlox paniculata 'Jeana' was selected from a naturally occurring variation. It has shown to have the highest resistance to powdery mildew of all cultivars of the species, and to the species itself. It is easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soil. It does best in full sun, but will tolerate filtered light and part-shade but at the risk of developing weak stems that would require support.
Phlox paniculata 'Jeana' was discovered by Jeana Prewitt along the Harpeth River in Nashville, Tennessee, and introduced by North Creek Nurseries.