Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’ – The highly sought after violet-blue flowers of ‘Blue Paradise’ also bring a spicy-sweet fragrance to the garden. As a result these make excellent cut flowers and will also draw the hummingbirds. This mildew-resistant variety blooms in midsummer and prefers part to full sun. Grows 40″ high by 18-24″ wide. Hardy to zone 4.
Phlox x arendsii ‘Miss Jill’ – This cross of Phlox divaricata and Phlox paniculata was bred to be mildew resistant. Twisted pale pink buds open to clusters of fragrant white flowers with a soft pink eye – usually blooming from June to July, and later if deadheaded. This member of the Spring Pearl Series will also attract butterflies. Grows 30-36″ high by 32″ wide. Zone 4.
Phlox paniculata ‘Shockwave’ – A stable variegated Phlox (less prone to reversion) with deep green foliage broadly edged in gold that fades to a creamy-yellow later in the season. This sport of ‘David’s Lavender’ bears fragrant lavender-pink blooms with white starburst centers. It flowers mid to late summer with deadheading. Grows 18-24″ high by 12″ wide. Zone 4.
Phlox paniculata ‘Tequila Sunrise’ – Absolutely eye-popping fragrant blooms of a dark salmon-orange with a reddish-purple eye, flowering throughout the summer with deadheading. This dwarf cultivar is ideal for growing in large containers or using in the front to mid section of mixed perennial borders. Prefers rich, evenly moist soils. Grows 12-16″ high by 12-14″ wide. Z4.
Phlox paniculata ‘Harlequin’ – A beautifully variegated form of Tall Phlox with green leaves generously edged in creamy-yellow. It bears very showy reddish-purple flower clusters from midsummer through to early autumn with deadheading. ‘Harlequin’ will attract both butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden. Grows 3′ high by 18-24″ wide. Hardy to zone 4.