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Phlox paniuculata 'DITOFRA' PP #21,171

Scrumptious clusters of hot pink flowers with touches of white and darker centers adorn sturdy stems, throughout summer - providing months of blooming pleasure. Heady and sweet fragrance, too! Compact, hardy, and disease resistant. Adds playful color to any sunny border or cutting garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationfloks pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Delphinium (Delphinium); Speedwell (Veronica)

Thrives in enriched, moist, well-drained loamy or sandy soils, with a neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Avoid overhead watering. Remove spent blooms to prolong flowering. Hard prune to the ground at season's end. Feed in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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