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Who has Phlox Jeana?

Posted by rouge21 4 (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 17:12

Each off season I get a plant or two (or three) in my bonnet and this time it is Phlox Jeana.

I have read that it is exceptionally floriferous (small flowers) for an extended period with very good mildew resistance and is unequalled for a Phlox in terms of bee and butterfly attraction.

Well I procrastinated and the mail order nursery I sometime use sold out of and so I began my search in earnest.

I was able to track one down just today although it isn't a great specimen it is alive (pic below)..

Of course I am interested in your experiences with this particular phlox


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RE: Who has Phlox Jeana?

I have it.....its a good phlox definitely attracts butterflies....in fact the butterflies prefer it to some of the other phlox's I have....right now its a foot tall out in my garden.


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It has been surprisingly hard for me to establish garden phlox in my sandy soil, but I grow 'Jeana' and think it is unique and beautiful. You made a wonderful choice!


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I love summer phlox and Jeana has done really well in my garden. Very hardy, makes a beautiful clump with no mildew for the 3 tears I have had her. My phlox plants look so amazing when they bloom, they fill my heart with joy.


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Thanks for sharing your experiences. I am now very much looking forward to growing this plant.


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Am looking forward to soon receiving my two 'Jeana' phlox plants from Gardenimport :)

Terrance


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Terrance, you must be getting the ones that I was going to order!


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Why is this phlox special? Having ordered several phloxy oddities already, I am in the market for more.....but only if they have mildew resistance and sturdy stems....and can cope with less than perfect soil. Pics maybe?


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From what I have been told it is a bit different than many of the new fangled phlox these days as the individual flowers are smaller. Of course this may not be to your liking.

But it has excellent mildew resistance and it is outstanding in its ability to attract pollinators. In addition it has a very long bloom time (as I am finding is the case for many phlox paniculata these days)..

(If you use Google Images you can see lots of pics of "Jeana".)


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Mmmm, very much to my liking - especially the small flowers. As a rule, P.paniculata are my least favourite types of phlox but there are some really interesting and much more garden-worthy ones appearing on the market. Having just bought 3 deep coloured, 'flowerless' (they have bracts) phlox, I am heartened that those huge unwieldy horridly pink and mildewed phlox of gruesome memories are evolving into something more in keeping with current (waterwise, spray-free) garden styles. And pretty too.


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campanula, I am just curious i.e. would you think it would be easy to source Jeana in the UK?

This post was edited by rouge21 on Tue, May 13, 14 at 23:54


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RE: Who has Phlox Jeana?

Keeping in mind that I am quite new and didn't plant any of these, I obviously don't know if any of them are Jeana. I thought you might enjoy the pictures though. If you see one that looks like Jeana, let me know!


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Lighter pink.


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This is my favorite, the pink and white.

This post was edited by BlueBirdPeony on Wed, May 14, 14 at 23:13


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RE: Who has Phlox Jeana?

Quite likely not, Rouge.....but often, there is considerable international availability if a plant is either a particularly good example of a species. (Rozanne)....or if the plant represents a shift within gardening trends (such as the huge effort to promote new colour breaks in echinaceas) where hybridisers race to respond with their own productions. So yes, if Jeana was more than just another tall phlox, I would expect English growers and breeders to be right on it.


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Bluebird, your favorite pink & white with the variegated foliage looks like 'Nora Leigh'. My favorite too! I've had it for year, a very vigorous cultivar with beautiful variegation, and never gets mildew. Love it!

I yahooed Phlox 'Jeana' and it looks interesting. Lots of smaller flowers. Will have to keep an eye out for this one.


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