Expect a flurry of pollinator activity from ‘Jeana’. Research at the famous Mt. Cuba Center shows this variety to be “off the charts” in terms of butterfly visits. And this cultivar has quite a history. Found on a roadside by the Harpeth River and named after Jeana Prewitt of Nashville, TN, this selection possesses outstanding mildew resistance with varying shades of sweetly scented, lavender-pink flowers, vibrant midsummer through early autumn. Foliage remains clean green while flower clusters create a tiered effect along upright, multi-stemmed branches. Deep green foliage is topped by conical lavender-pink flower clusters for a long period during summer and fall. The plants like sunny or lightly shaded sites with average well drained soils. Plants tolerate heat and drought. In southern climates or extremely hot sites, they fare best in 6 hours or so of sun with shade during the hottest part of the day. Stems terminate in attractive 6” long flower panicles. The fragrant florets are soft pinkish-lavender with a darker wine colored eye. At ½” across they are smallish for this species. The showy panicles, however, contain at least twice as many florets as those of a typical Phlox paniculata.