Cotton Candy Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'DITOMFAV' PP #21,369

The best mildew resistant garden phlox to date, this new hardy selection will bring months of delectable color to garden beds and borders. Clusters of deliciously scented, cotton candy pink flowers begin to bloom in early summer, filling the air with a sweet fragrance until fall. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical Pronunciationfloks pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh)
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Early Fall
Design IdeasPhlox a quintessential cutting garden plant, and equally at home in perennial borders, formal foundation plantings or small urban gardens. Spot into a meadow, wildlife-friendly or sustainable garden, as hummingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects will flock to the rich nectar and serve as pollinators.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, 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.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Speedwell (Veronica); Delphinium (Delphinium); Russian Sage (Perovskia)

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: 3-9

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