Garden or Summer Phlox
Zone 3 - 9
Outstanding new dwarf Phlox. This is an upright, bushy perennial set with large heads of brilliant, deep red blooms with a darker eye, held on sturdy, upright stalks from mid-to-late summer. Fragrant flowers. Short compact form is perfect for the front of the border or even in containers. Excellent mildew resistance. HEIGHT: 40-50 cm SPREAD: 50-60 cm
General Information Summer Phlox
Big, bold, beautiful flowerheads from July until September. Lovely border perennials for sun to partial shade. Very attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Great for cutting. Unfortunately, powdery mildew is frequently a problem. As a preventative measure, plant Phlox in rich humus soil in a spot with good air circulation. Do not over crowd. Avoid overhead watering. Water deeply at the ground level to get the moisture where the roots can actually use it. Mildew is usually a sign that the plant is stressed, ie not getting enough moisture. Some of the newer varieties of Summer Phlox have been bred to be more mildew resistant.
1 gallon size container
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