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Phlox paniculata Early® Purple Eye

Early Start™ Series

Garden Phlox

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

In stock for Fall 2018

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Plant Code: PHPU

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Pollinators will keep your garden abuzz as they visit these nectar-rich purple and white bi-color beauties. Early blooming, open clusters crowd the compact, bushy foliage.

From the Early Start™ Series, this new early blooming hybrid series has exceptional branching with a compact, upright growth habit. This endearing variety is a perfect edger or place in your favorite container where you can enjoy its light, sweet fragrance.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-16"
Spacing: Plant 12-16" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay
Flower: Purple
Accent: White
Patent: Pending
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. 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.