Phlox paniculata 'Bartwentynine' PP 16,259 (White Flame Phlox)
Zone: 3a to 8b,
Height: 15" tall
Origin: United States Hybrid
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Sounding more like a long night cruising drinking establishments, Phlox 'Bartwentynine', despite its stupid name, has turned out to be a really cool plant. From the Bartels' Breeding program in the Netherlands comes this new selection that makes a compact 15" tall mound that begins flowering in mid-June in NC. The branched flower heads of White Flame phlox (up to 10 branches per flower cluster) hold the solid white flowers. So far, we have seen minimal signs of mildew on this free-flowering cultivar of our US native. To celebrate, join me in a rendition of the old favorite, Twentynine Bartels of phlox on the wall...Twentynine Bartels of phlox...Take one down, plant it around....