A wisp of mysterious fragrant that follows a gentle summer breeze when you walk past a patch of Phlox paniculata in bloom can be intoxicating in late summer. The erect stems of the tall phloxes display their flowers like bouquets of innocent smiling faces that cheer you up.
The creeping phloxes brighten up the front of the beds and rocky corners in spring with their flower carpets, and provide neat covers and weed barriers for the remaining seasons.
It appears that Phlox cultivars are well developed in Germany and Russia. Some cultivars from Germany are available in North America but under completely different names. Some Phlox paniculata varieties have a tendency to self-sow badly. Their seedlings mostly show up as pink flowers sometimes with darker pink eyes. They have tough root systems that are not easy to weed when they show up right close to other perennials.
I have organized my Phlox into sub-pages listed in the right sidebar.