Perennial phlox 'Tiara' Phlox paniculata 'Tiara' (PBR) (d)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
perennial phlox 'Tiara'


'Tiara' is a compact herbaceous perennial 50-55cm high with lance-shaped leaves and green-tinged buds opening to fragrant flowers with twisted creamy-white petals from summer to autumn

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Perennial Phlox, Tall Phlox.

    • Common names

      Phlox paniculata 'Tiara'.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      North America


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts Pollinators: This variety of garden phlox is particularly attractive to butterflies and bees, promoting pollination in your garden.
    • Colorful Blooms: Phlox paniculata 'Tiara' boasts beautiful, colorful flowers that add aesthetic appeal to any garden or landscape.
    • Perennial Growth: As a perennial plant, it regrows every spring, offering a long-lasting addition to your garden.
    • Fragrance: The flowers emit a pleasant fragrance that can enhance the sensory experience of a garden.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Flower Pressing: The blooms of garden phlox can be pressed and used in crafting, such as making bookmarks or in decoupage projects.
    • Photographic Subject: With its vibrant blooms, garden phlox can be an ideal subject for photographers, especially those interested in macro photography.
    • Eco-printing on Fabric: Leaves and flowers of the garden phlox can be used in eco-printing, a process where plant materials are used to transfer colors and patterns onto fabric.
    • Edible Flower Garnish: Garden phlox flowers can be used as an edible garnish on salads and desserts, although they are not commonly consumed.
    • Artwork Inspiration: The striking colors and patterns of garden phlox flowers are often used as inspiration for artists in their floral paintings or textile designs.
    • Dried Flower Arrangements: The flower heads can be dried and used in creating long-lasting arrangements or potpourri.
    • Garden Path Lining: The plant can be used to create a colorful border alongside garden paths or walkways, adding visual interest to the landscape design.
    • Teaching Tool: Garden phlox can be used in educational settings to teach about pollination, as it is a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.
    • Color Themes: The variety of colors available within garden phlox can be used to create specific color themes in a garden, such as a pastel or a vibrant hot-colored border.
    • Fairy Gardens: Due to their whimsical appearance, garden phlox can be incorporated into miniature fairy gardens, adding a splash of color and texture.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Garden Phlox is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Garden Phlox is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Harmony: Phlox paniculata, commonly known as garden phlox, often symbolizes unity and harmony due to its clusters of flowers blooming together.
    • Partnership: Its growth pattern and the way the blooms interact with each other suggest the idea of partnership and coming together.
    • Sweet Dreams: In the language of flowers, phlox can represent the wish for pleasant dreams or the expression of them.
    • Proposal: The aesthetic appeal and gentle fragrance of garden phlox make it a symbol for proposing a union or marriage.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Early spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Garden Phlox requires consistent moisture, especially during dry spells. It should be watered deeply once a week, allowing the soil to slightly dry out between waterings. Aim to provide about one inch of water each time, which translates to approximately 0.623 gallons per square foot every seven days. Water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and reduce the risk of fungal diseases. During particularly hot or windy weather, you may need to water more frequently to maintain soil moisture.

  • sunLight

    Garden Phlox thrives best in full sun, meaning it should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. A spot that offers morning sun with some afternoon shade can be beneficial in regions with very hot summers, as this can help to protect the plant from the intense afternoon heat.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Garden Phlox is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8, handling temperatures down to about -30°F and up to 90°F. Ideally, it prefers the temperature to be between 60°F and 70°F, which promotes healthy growth and flowering. Though the plant can survive outside this range, prolonged exposure to temperatures beyond its comfort zone, especially extreme cold without proper winter protection, can be harmful.

  • scissorsPruning

    Garden Phlox should be pruned to promote vigour, improve air circulation, and prevent disease. Deadheading spent blooms can encourage a second flush of flowers. Cut back the stems to about 1 or 2 inches from the ground after the first frost in the fall or in late winter/early spring before new growth starts. Pruning is typically done annually.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Garden Phlox prefers well-draining soil enriched with compost or other organic matter. A soil pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 is ideal for 'Tiara' Phlox paniculata. For best results, use a mix of loam, peat, and sand to provide the necessary drainage and fertility.

  • plantRepotting

    Garden Phlox, specifically 'Tiara' Phlox paniculata, does not require frequent repotting and can thrive for several years in the same pot or garden location. Repotting is typically only necessary if the plant outgrows its current container or if the soil has become exhausted and needs replenishment.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Garden Phlox, such as 'Tiara' Phlox paniculata, is adaptable to a range of humidity levels but performs best with moderate ambient moisture. While it does not require a highly humid environment, avoid placing it in excessively dry conditions for prolonged periods.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to partial shade with moist, fertile soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-8 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Phlox paniculata 'Tiara'—commonly known as Garden Phlox—begins its life as a seed, which, once sown, will germinate in optimal light and moisture conditions. After germination, the seedling emerges and develops into a young plant with a set of true leaves, marking its vegetative growth stage where it focuses on accumulating resources and growing in size. As the plant matures, it enters the flowering stage during the summer months, producing clusters of fragrant flowers that are attractive to pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Once pollination occurs, the plant develops seed pods, completing its reproductive cycle. The seeds are eventually dispersed to begin new plants, while the parent plant may die back in winter, depending on the climate, or enter a period of dormancy. In the spring, if the plant is perennial in nature, it will experience regrowth from the root system, thus starting a new cycle of vegetative growth and reproduction.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early spring

    • The most popular method for propagating Phlox paniculata 'Tiara', commonly known as Garden Phlox, is through stem cuttings. This technique is generally conducted during the late spring or early summer once the plant has ample new growth. To propagate by cuttings, gardeners select a healthy shoot and cut a 4 to 6 inch (approximately 10 to 15 cm) portion, making sure that there are several nodes present. The cut end is typically dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development and then placed in a well-draining potting mix or a blend of peat and perlite. The cutting should be kept moist and in indirect light until roots have established, after which it can be transplanted to a more permanent location in the garden.