Our favorite white-blooming phlox.
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Zone4-8SunFull SunHeight36 inchesSpread24-30 inchesBloom SeasonFallResistant ToDeerOrnamental UseBeds, Borders, Cut FlowersPlanting TimeFall, SpringGenusPhloxLife CyclePerennial
Phlox, David is rated out of 5 by 10.Rated 5 out of 5 by RouRou from Incredibly Hardy I live in zone 5b, purchased 4 of them and planted them last fall 2012. Upon arrival , they were about 2 inches tall , green and healthy. Winter of 2012/2013 was one of the worst (tons of snow/ temperature 2 F) I thought these tender newly established plants will never make it. This spring I am amazed that they popped out of the mulch and they look green and healthy as I received them. Can't wait until they grow tall and bloom Thanks Burpee for the excellent qualityDate published: 2013-04-11Rated 5 out of 5 by Somecookie from Love Phlox! I have 5 of these growing along the East side of the house. They get half a day of scorching hot sun in the summer and lots of snow and freezing in the winter. I planted them in 07 and have never divided them, but will definitely be doing that next Spring. I have never had any problems with them of any kind, other than wishing I had enough for the whole border, and next Spring I think I will! They are highly fragrant and attract Hummingbird-Moths and other butterflies. The flower clusters are so heavy that they do bow a little, not so much that they need staking, but you could if you like more perfection. I bought the Davids in gallon containers and they did well from the start. I ordered some dormant starts this Spring of other phlox that looked dead when they arrived, but they have all survived, and I'm telling you they have survived through all kinds of hardship. A friend gave me some starts of an unknown phlox years ago and they are doing well on the South side of the house. I divided them once and had no problems. All I did that time was plumge my shovel into the center of the plant and dig that part out and plant it somewhere else and fill in the hole they came out of. Both the mother plant and the transplant did well. I'm going to be more careful with the Davids, since they were pretty spendy. So I am a big fan of phlox!Date published: 2011-07-12Rated 2 out of 5 by atwhatcost from I Love David. David Hates Me. Thanks to the 1-year guarantee, I had three chances to grow David successfully. The first year, it never grew, but didn't die until the end of growing season. I was told it was an unusually wet and cold spring. Last year, it grew along with the two Blue Paradise Phlox, but died after blooming once. I thought it just did that, so thought nothing of it, until it didn't grow this spring. This year, I grew it in its own large container. It bloomed, and then the flowers died off. Remarkably, it rebloomed from the exact same buds. It was beautiful and smelled wonderful. Then it died - completely. I've asked Burpee and others what I'm doing wrong, especially knowing it's supposed to be easy to grow. I did nothing wrong all three times, and actually live in the same area it was first created. I'd love it again, but not if it's going to keep dying on me. I got my money back. I have no idea why it kept dying on me. I do understand why everyone would want one. I find it hard to believe all the raves about how easy it is to grow.Date published: 2008-09-06Rated 5 out of 5 by MaryK4 from Phlox David I have the white David Phlox and love it for its disease resistance, it's fragrance and also, for the long length of time that it blooms. For a few years I had one in a bed and had a really hard time keeping rabbits or something from nibbling it down just about as soon as it came up in the springtime, until I put a protective apparatus around it. Now, though, I have one in a very large pot on the patio, planted in a good potting soil mixture, and just move it around wherever I want it. I would highly recommend it for the reasons stated, and I've raised quite a few flowers over the years. This is one that I would want if I had to start over again.Date published: 2007-08-11Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizabeth from Strongest Phlox Phlox David really lives up to its reputation as the most disease- and mildew-resistant phlox. The blossom clusters are lush and full and if you dead-head, side shoots with buds will appear and bloom yet again. Some may require staking because the blooms are so plentiful and heavy, but for the most part, David's stems are strong and can stand tall even in full bloom. David is the healthiest phlox I have planted in terms of height, strength, disease-resistance and flowering.Date published: 2007-08-10Rated 5 out of 5 by citymouse from I have been pleased the most with my phlox. Every year it has bloomed bright white puffs of flowers. Being that it is growing in a container, it has multiplied itself not only in it's own conatiner, but I have found other phlox plants growing around the terrace in other containers.Date published: 2006-10-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Tracy from Phlox David I have had great luck with this Phlox. The stems doubled and tripled in the first year, and although I have heard many complain about powdery mildew on them, I kept them well watered and have had no sign of it.Date published: 2006-08-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Spyders from Prettiest Flowers in my Garden Of all the flowers in my garden, my Phlox are the prettiest and most noticable. I love the big fluffy blooms that last all summer, when most other plants look dry and tired.Date published: 2006-08-06