Phlox bears beautiful clusters of red, pink, lavender, salmon, or white blooms throughout the summer. Their lovely scent delights our noses as much as their nectar delights hungry butterflies.
Here's a hint: Phlox can be troubled by a disease called powdery mildew. Look for disease-resistant varieties.
Name: Phlox paniculata
Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil
Size: To 4 feet tall and 1 foot wide
Grow it with: Purple coneflower -- the two plants thrive in the same growing conditions and visually complement each other.