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Sweet Summer™ Fireball Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Fireball'

SKU
32865
From a fantastic series that has it all, this upright, mid-season bloomer has big clusters of large, fragrant, red hot blooms. The robust, disease resistant foliage looks great even when not in bloom. Plant en masse to create a stunning border, or fill a patio container for vivid summer color. 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 MaturityFast growing; reaches 22 to 28 in. tall, 14 to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to Midsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Speedwell (Veronica); Beardtongue (Penstemon)

Thrives in moist, well-drained loamy or sandy soils with a neutral pH. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Avoid overhead watering. Prune spent blooms for a tidy appearance. Hard prune to the ground at season's end. Feed in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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