The flowers of Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’ are a pinkish lavender color with a white eye. I planted some of these tall phlox in spring, and the plants started flowering at the end of August. The blooms on this perennial are very attractive, and perk up the part shade garden area of blues and whites.
These are supposed to be as mildew resistant as the white Phlox paniculata ‘David’. I don’t have many problems with my phlox, but mildew resistance is a great trait, and so far these seem healthy. It will be a better comparison next year, when they’ve grown in my garden for a season.
The flower colour looks great. It is midway between a lavender and the phlox magenta. In the morning when I look out of my bedroom window, they appear more lavender coloured, just like the second photo. During the brightest light of the day, they have more of the phlox magenta showing, like the first photo. I have them planted next to some white Phlox paniculata ‘David’ and behind some Campanula ‘Summertime Blues’, which have purplish blue bells. A white flowered Hydrangea will be going in behind them, replacing a Viburnum that was planted too close to the house.
My David in this area opened shortly after ‘David’s Lavender’. Since I planted the new phlox this season, I won’t know until next year what the natural bloom time of ‘David’s Lavender’ will be. David flowers late in my garden usually starting about the middle of August, but this year it started at the end of August.
This is a part shade garden bed, so phlox does well here. The colour of David’s Lavender brightens up the white and blue flowers. In the photo below, You can see how each set of petals on ‘David’s Lavender’ stand out because of the white eye, compared to David on the right. I’ll be adding more ‘David’s Lavender’ to this group next year. These are a showy perennial that look good with the late summer flowers.
Update: The ‘David’s Lavender’ are blooming very well in the next year. They flower a little after ‘David’, and last for over 6 weeks in late summer and fall.