Lilac Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Barten'

One of the newest, most compact varieties, sporting large heads of fragrant lilac-purple blooms. The full, mounded form is perfect for dressing up the front of borders or mixed container plantings. Stems seldom require staking. Long mid to late summer bloom often extends into early fall. Good fresh cut flower. Adaptable to most soil types, with good resistance to powdery mildew.
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Botanical Pronunciationfloks pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh
LoreThe name Phlox is derived from the Greek word for flame.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 16 inches tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to late summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Improved Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat for best performance.

Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Avoid overhead watering. Apply summer mulch to keep root zone cool. Fertilize regularly during the growing season. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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