} paniculata ‘Blue Boy’(Plant/ Root) Summer Phlox

paniculata ‘Blue Boy’(Plant/ Root) Summer Phlox

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$ 5.95
SKU P28360S

Blue Boy’ is as close to real blue as we’ve seen in Phlox. Tightly packed clusters of bluish-mauve flowers, each with a soft-white star-shaped center. Prune back a third in early spring for a bushier plant with many heads. For large flowerheads prune all but a few large stems on each plant. Also does well in some shade. Garden phlox is a staple of the perennial border. Phlox “paniculata” have large fragrant flowers in large, dense pyramidal clusters. Provides unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and flowers in profusion. Phlox are showy, clump-forming perennials that are easy to grow and look spectacular in borders or mass plantings. Best grown in well-drained soil. Mixes well with other perennials and provides long summer bloom. Regardless of flower color, garden phlox is attractive to hummingbirds and is a good selection for inclusion in a bird garden. Remove flowers when faded. Lift and divide every three or four years to prevent crowding. Good fresh cut flower. Great in borders, rock gardens, formal beds and meadows.

How to plant

In this section we will learn how to plant Meadow phlox ‘Natascha’ (Phlox maculata ‘Natascha’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.


Meadow phlox ‘Natascha’ (Phlox maculata ‘Natascha’) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, clay or loam.

  • The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.

  • Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).

  • The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.

It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.

Regarding drainage, Phlox maculata ‘Natascha’ likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.


Meadow phlox ‘Natascha’ (Phlox maculata ‘Natascha’) is a plant that should be grown in full sun or partial shade positions.