Perfect Pink Santa Fe Phlox

Phlox nana 'Perfect Pink'

A rugged, durable native well-suited for waterwise and xeric gardens. The loose mat of narrow, blue-green foliage supports a delightful profusion of fragrant deep pink spring flowers, each with a small white eye. Exhibits exceptional drought tolerance when established, but will provide continuous summer blooms with regular supplemental water. Herbaceous perennial.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationFLOX NAN-uh
LoreSanta Fe Phlox is a native wildflower from the higher elevations of New Mexico and Northern and Western Texas, at one time elusive to domestic gardens, now tamed by High Country Gardens, Pioneers in Sustainable Gardening; recognized as HCG 2013 Plant of the Year.
Average Size at MaturityForms low mat 5 to 8 in. tall, spreading 12 to 15 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Thrift (Armeria); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Speedwell (Veronica)

Thrives in loose, sandy, well-drained soils, but will tolerate clay soils and slightly alkaline conditions. Takes some shade in extremely hot regions. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Prune spent flower heads for a tidy appearance.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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