One doesn’t plant this cultivar for the flowers but for the broadly-variegated foliage, which adds a season-long bright spot in the border. For after all, phlox, while admirable in so many ways, has on the whole rather uninteresting foliage. Phlox ‘Darwin’s Choice’ has surprisingly good mildew resistance for a variegated phlox, and in good garden conditions there shouldn’t be any mildew at all. And even if there was, you wouldn’t notice it on these leaves. Flowers appear very late in the season, and are a pearly pinkish-white, with tiny pale-plum eyes and tubes.