Phlox paniculata is a hardy clump forming erect herbaceous perennial. It dies to the ground every winter and emerges in the spring. Long flowering from summer until fall. Sweetly fragrant in colors from shades of pink, white, lavender, and bi-color varieties. Full sun to part shade. Enjoys regular watering. Butterfly and hummingbird friendly. Deer but not rabbit resistant, although our rabbit has not harmed ours in the sunken wedding garden.