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Phlox paniculata Opalescence

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Garden Phlox

$16.95 ea. (3+ discount) $16.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PHOPA

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Soft pink flowers with neon pink eyes shimmer against the backdrop of dark green foliage. Stellar mildew resistance and its reblooming tendencies allow for fragrant bouquets of cut flowers with plenty remaining for beneficial pollinators to enjoy in your sunny garden. Phlox paniculata Opalescence will 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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 30-32"
Spacing: Plant 24-28" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower: Pink
Patent: PP33,295
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.