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The Best Perennials for Cutting

Garden Phlox. They grow 3 to 4 feet tall and bear large trusses of fragrant flowers from summer to early fall. Colorful and have a sweet fragrance. Zones: 3-8.


Perennial phlox bloom from the end of May through the first frost and are available in more than 100 varieties. These Peacock series phlox combine well with the rich colors of salvias.

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Flowering Perennials from Spring to Fall

Phlox paniculata. Summer. Fragrant and easy care, phlox are one of summer’s pleasures. Garden and meadow phlox produce large, scented blooms in white, pink, lavender, purple, and red. Ideal in mixed borders. Sweet scent. Also low-growing types : moss pinks and creeping phlox that make colorful ground covers. Zones: 4-8