Phlox paniculata Flame™ Red

Flame™ Series

Garden Phlox

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2019

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Plant Code: PHFR

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Another Flame™ to add to our fiery series! Large fragrant flower heads of bright magenta red smolder like glowing embers above deep green foliage. Lovely for the middle of the border or containers, this series offers exceptional mildew resistance, a compact-branching habit and large, fragrant flowers in midsummer.

Phlox Flame™ Red is another favorite from the Flame Series which offers smaller-statured varieties blooming in mid-summer. When most plants are on their summer siesta, Garden Phlox provide a much-needed shot of color. Large blossoms in a range of colors, Garden Phlox are known as the backbone of the perennial border.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short/Medium 16-20"
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: Red
Accent: Red
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.

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 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.