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Phlox paniculata Early® Pink Candy

Early Start™ Series

Garden Phlox

$17.95 ea. (3+ discount) $17.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PHCA

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With its jumpstart of blooms, 2-3 weeks earlier than classic Garden Phlox, candy-pink flowers edged in white create whimsical pinwheels against compact bushy foliage. Plant front and center to appreciate this charmer not only by sight but to savor its sweet aroma too. From the Early Start™ Series, Phlox Early® Pink Candy attracts beneficial pollinators sooner and gives them an incentive to linger. Garden Phlox add a punch of color and heady fragrance to any summer border. When most plants are on their summer siesta; Garden Phlox, known as the ‘backbone’ of the perennial border, provide a range of welcome color. A showstopper in the garden or your favorite vase. Top-notch mildew resistance.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-16"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower: Pink
Accent: Rose
Patent: Pending
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming

Phlox General Information

Phlox paniculata provide unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and fragrant flowers in profusion. Good cut flower, a choice selection for the colder zones. We specifically carry disease-resistant Phlox varieties. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Phlox Plant Care

Prefers moist, humus-rich soil. Phlox can be divided every 3-5 years in spring or fall. In spring, just as new growth appears, dig up the plant and divide clump with a sharp knife or spade into at least 2 or 3 shoots and a portion of the root system. Plants divided in fall should be mulched with a 4-6” layer of straw or pine needles to prevent heaving. Remove mulch in early spring. Cut back by 1/2 in late spring/early summer to encourage more compact plants. Shear off spent blooms just above foliage. To help avoid the possibility of mildew; provide plants with good air circulation (in spring, snip out all but 4-6 stems in a mature clump), avoid drought-like conditions, site plants where they will get sufficient light of six hours or more each day. Should a spray program become necessary, products exist on the market for prevention and control. Removing mature blooms will prevent seeding, if not desired. Clean up spent foliage in spring.