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Tall Garden Phlox near Duck Pond on August 1, 2020.


Above: Tall Garden Phlox near Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/01/20).


Tall Garden Phlox - Phlox paniculata (Introduced/naturalized)

Tall Garden Phlox is an introduced (naturalized) wildflower that grows from 2' to 4' tall.

Tall Garden Phlox flowers have either purple, pink or white blossoms. The blossoms are grouped in panicles (a loose branching cluster of flowers) with many branching stems.

Tall Garden Phlox blossoms have 5 petals and are fused at the base (forming a slender tube about 1 inch long). Inside the tube are yellow-tipped stamens.

Other names: Fall phlox, garden phlox, perennial phlox, summer phlox.

Difference between Tall Garden Phlox and Dames Rocket.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox and Dames Rocket are often confused. The easiest way to distinquish between them is that Tall Garden Phlox (above left) has 5-petal blossoms and Dames Rocket (above right) has 4-petal blossoms.


For more information on Tall Garden Phlox, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Tall Garden Phlox - Phlox paniculata.


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 4, 2020.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 4, 2020.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 19, 2020.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 23, 2019.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 23, 2019.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 23, 2019.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 30, 2020.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on August 1, 2020.
Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on August 11, 2020.

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Tall Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 4, 2020.

Above: Close up of 5-petal Tall Garden Phlox blossoms that are fused at the base that forms a slender tube about 1 inch long. (7/4/20).


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 8, 2019.

Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 8, 2019.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/8/19).


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 23, 2019.

Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 23, 2019.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/23/19).


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on August 21, 2019.

Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on August 21, 2019.

Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on August 21, 2019.

Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on August 21, 2019.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/21/19).


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on July 29, 2019.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/29/19).


Tall Garden Phlox on bike path behind Gregory Street on August 31, 2018.

Tall Garden Phlox on bike path behind Gregory Street on August 31, 2018.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox on bike path behind Gregory Street in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/31/18).


Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond on October 13, 2019.

Above: Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (10/13/19).


1934 Phlox paniculata illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott.

Above: 1934 Phlox paniculata illustration by Mary Vaux Walcott. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist.


Dames Rocket that is often mistaken for Tall Garden Phlox on June 1, 2020.

Dames Rocket that is often mistaken for Tall Garden Phlox on June 9, 2019.

Above: Dames Rocket that is often mistaken for Tall Garden Phlox by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin.


Tall Garden Phlox.

Tall Garden Phlox.

Tall Garden Phlox.


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