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Early Start™ Pink Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Barphlearpideye' PPAF

Deliciously fragrant, bright pink flowers! The Early Start™ series blooms weeks earlier than most garden phlox, on compact, robust plants that resist mildew. Just like tall garden phlox, the long lasting blooms are loved by butterflies and perfect for cutting. Shorter stature is ideal for a sunny border front or in mixed containers.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationfloks pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 16 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to Mid-Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Thrives in enriched, moist, well-drained loamy or sandy soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid overhead watering. Prune spent flower heads for a neat appearance. Feed when new growth begins in spring; repeat bi-monthly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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