Luminary™ Backlight Tall Garden Phlox

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Luminary™ Backlight Tall Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Backlight') is a radiant white cluster of flowers that shines in the garden like a beacon! Backed by dark-green foliage that seems to make them stand out more, an added bonus is these blooms are held aloft at a height of 2-3 feet tall! Talk about long-stemmed beauties!

Subtly fragrant and captivating flouncy blossoms are obvious additions to floral bouquets! Plant extra so you'll have enough to bring armloads indoors, yet leave a few on the plant for your garden enhancement, and for your butterflies and bees!

Pollinators galore will be flocking to your garden! Help out our beneficial pollinators by planting a few of these among your pollinator and cutting gardens, so all can enjoy more flowers! Tall Garden Phlox blooms all summer and you'll enjoy a rebloom later on if you deadhead the spent flowers immediately.

Planting and Application:

Luminary™ is a logical cottage border and cutting garden plant! Add these big blooms to mid and back border parts of perennial and pollinator gardens where they'll bloom for you all summer! The dark foliage and brilliant white blossoms are fantastic as informal and formal garden plants.

Garden Phlox can be a tall vertical element in larger mixed planters and containers, giving small-space gardeners and balcony gardens the ability to enjoy these flowers! They may need staking if in shade or pots, but don't let that stop you. Plant en masse or let naturalize throughout the backyard dappled shade without too much worry the deer will mow them down.

  • Tall Dark Green Foliage
  • Pure Brilliant White Flower Clusters
  • Fragrant & Reblooming
  • Containers, Naturalizing, Bouquets & Pollinators
  • Mildew Resistant Foliage

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Phlox are hardy down to growing zone 3 and thrive up to zone 8 heat. Doing great in full sun in cool zones but appreciating partial shade and afternoon protection in hotter climates. These herbaceous perennials appreciate good Air Circulation and well-drained soil. Be sure to give them supplemental water during their first year and apply water in a prolonged drought. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch around your plant, but make sure to pull it back from the stems.

Prune Tall Phlox right after the blossoms fade and tidy up the mounds in late autumn after frost. While no plant is truly deer resistant, they do not prefer the taste of these plants. But, if you live in Deer Country, be sure to use Deer Repellent during planting, guided by the instructions on the label.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulched Beds
  • Prune to Ground In Late Fall
  • Fairly Deer Resistant

Luminary™ Backlight Tall Garden Phlox will light up your garden beds and borders with its luminescent white blooms and the swarms of pollinators they'll attract! Order yours today at Naturehills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Luminary™ Backlight Tall Garden Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Backlight'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes