2024 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year – Phlox ‘Jeana’

Published On: January 7th, 2024


Phlox Jeana 2024 Perennial Plant of the Year photo credit Prides Corner Farms

Phlox paniculata  ‘Jeana’

The Perennial Plant Association, a professional association composed of growers, garden retailers, landscape designers, and horticultural educators, has selected ‘Jeana’ Phlox as the 2024 Perennial Plant of the Year. Due to the collective expertise of the professionals voting on this designation, we have high regard for this title and are pleased to share information about this year’s award winner.

Incomparable for Attracting Pollinators

‘Jeana’ Phlox was selected for its exceptional overall garden presence, disease resistance, fragrance, and extraordinary appeal to pollinators. Tall and elegant, it is universally praised for its understated, “classy” beauty.

This plant is relatively new in the trade, so we are excited to be offering it for the first time in 2024.

Phlox Jeana 2024 PPA Perennial of the Year photo credit Prides Corner Farms
Phlox Jeana 2024 PPA Perennial of the Year photo credit Prides Corner Farms
Phlox Jeana 2024 PPA Perennial of the Year photo credit Prides Corner Farms

Phlox ‘Jeana’ in a Nutshell

  • Mature height: 24”-48″
  • Mature spread: 24”-36”
  • Growth form: Sturdy, tall, upright habit.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
  • Flowers: Sweetly scented small lavender/pink flowers in tiered clusters. Blooms midsummer through September. Deadhead for prolonged bloom.
  • Foliage Color: Narrow, green leaves. Selected for exceptional resistance to powdery mildew.
  • Light requirement: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Water Requirements: Medium, well-drained soils.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Maintenance: Low maintenance. Sturdy, vigorous and disease resistant. Regular deadheading (excellent cut flower!) will extend bloom period.
  • Especially valuable for:
    • Resistance to powdery mildew
    • Pollinator Magnet!
    • Long Bloom Season
    • Sweet fragrance
    • Cottage gardens, mixed borders & cutting gardens
    • Height makes it ideal for the back of the border
    • Bridge plant to transition from early to late season perennials

*Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) designates one perennial as the “Perennial Plant of the Year”. Selection is based on multiple seasons of interest, suitability for a wide range of climates, low maintenance, pest & disease resistance, and ease of propagation. If you want to create an attractive, long-blooming garden of reliable perennials the PPA’s list of Past Winners is an excellent starting point. With very few exceptions these are outstanding garden plants.