|Don't know the name of this phlox, but blooms first and furious. It starts blooming in July and just keeps on going.|
You can also reduce the chance of infection by providing lots of moisture, good air circulation and by thinning the clumps. So, thin mature plants every Spring.
But before the mildew sets in, enjoy the glorious beauty of this garden joy. My favourite is the phlox above, but I don't know it's name. It was a division from my sister-in-law and I have watched for it ever since. It is usually finished blooming by the time mildew sets in, so you can cut it down and let something else take over.
My recommendation is that you plant phlox in spite of the mildew problem. The plump greenery of this plant is a great backdrop in Spring and Summer to your other garden choices.
|This phlox is a very old variety. I received it from my mother-in-law. It is probably from the 1940's or 50's. It opens next in my garden.|
|Love the colour of this 'Starfire' phlox. It has the added feature of emerging in Spring with a wonderful red hue to the leaves and then going green as Summer progresses.|
|This white phlox is has a almost indicernible pink star in the centre. I gets badly mildewed as the season progresses. But for now it is beautiful!|