• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact, low growing with sturdy stems 12 to 20 in. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Habit
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Compact, low growing with sturdy stems 12 to 20 in. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasRobust phlox is essential to the traditional perennial border. Compact Volcano varieties are dense dabs of color for high profile foundation planting or to spot into mixed beds for excitement. Old fashioned looks are perfect for cottage gardens both in country or colonial style. Plant along white picket fences for air circulation. An essential for the cutting garden or use to call attention to garden art and fountains.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This very large genus of perennial garden flowers falls into its the Polemoniceae, which contains roughly 13 genera. Of the 50 different species of both annual and perennial flowers, only one is Siberian and the remainder are North American natives. It is found in fertile bottomlands and meadows of the east from New York to Arkansas and Georgia. This is the common garden phlox with many hybrids and colors often listed under P. paniculata. The Volcano series is actually built upon a very old disease resistant strain the remained sequestered in Eastern Europe until its recent rediscovery. The Dutch hybridizing firm of Bartels Stek began breeding which resulted in the Volcano hybrids introduced by Anthony Tesslaar International for 2004.
    Lore:
    The Volcano series is actually built upon a very old disease resistant strain the remained sequestered in Eastern Europe until its recent rediscovery.