Phlox Paniculata ‘Miss Violet’
Years Trialed: 2002, 2003
Great wedding color, in high demand during summer, violet color very deep, clean foliage; Very similar to other phloxes, no powdery mildew; A very nice color and is the first phlox I=ve ever had live at all (zone 6b) – Hopefully next year we will see some good results from this one; Large flower size, nice color.
Nice color (5); Fragrance, mildew resistant; It did very well this year, the blooms were beautiful and I was wishing I had 100 plants, the customers loved the color and phlox is always popular – once it is established, it did very well here; Strong grower; Good size flowers; Very high demand for wedding work, good plant vigor in second season.
Slower grower than >Ice cap= or other whites; Bare roots were small but did grow – Inadequate watering caused most to die – Will see how other do next year; Plants were in very poor shape on arrival – By the end of summer 3 plants bloomed, 2 of them were AViolet@ and the other was pink with a dark eye; Grasshoppers; Deer like it.
Deer love it; Still suffering from the extremely poor condition the plants arrived in; Slower growth than Phlox ‘Ice Cap’, can not tolerate shade, plants growing in shade are too susceptible to powdery mildew.
|Plants flowering (%)||Plants dead at end of summer (%)||Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)|
|Range of Responses||0-100||0-100||1-10||0-30||4-5||5||4-5||4-5||3-5|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (2)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (2)||Average Spacing (in2)|
|Range of Responses||100||1-12||20-36||4-5||5||5||3-5||3-5|
(1) Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.
(2) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
Here & Now Gardens (HN)
P.O. Box 6
Gales Creek, OR 97117