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Phlox paniculata Marilyn Catherine

Garden Phlox

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2017

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Named in loving memory of our Greenhouse Manager’s mother. Just like mom, always there for you, it continues blooming even into late September. Stunning pink fragrant blossoms - each with a heart of deeper pink.

Discovered in his garden, a sport of P. Red Riding Hood, our manager decided to name this lovely new variety, Marilyn Catherine. 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

Item Code: PHMC
Type: Perennials
Height: Short 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: Pink
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More

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.

Phlox Plant Care

Prefers moist, humus-rich soil. Phlox can be divided every 3-5 years in spring or fall. Cut back by 1/2 in late spring/early summer to encourage more compact plants. Shear off after bloom, just above foliage to encourage more blooms. We specifically carry disease resistant Phlox varieties. 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.