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'Opening Act Romance' Hybrid Phlox

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Blooms weeks earlier than other tall garden phlox!
  • Fragrant flowers are ideal for cut arrangements.
  • Pollinators flock to the flowers.
  • It's native, easy to grow, low maintenance, and disease resistant.
  • Zones 4-8, sun, 22″ tall x 36" wide at maturity.

 

Zone 4-8
Light sun
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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description There's no need to be impatient with 'Opening Act Romance' phlox in your garden! This vibrant perennial blooms 2-3 weeks earlier than other tall garden phlox, boasting colorful and fragrant flowers starting early summer. Flowers are a vivid lavender-pink with a small white halo that guides pollinators to its nectar. The flowers are long-lasting in the garden and vases, making them ideal for cut flower enthusiasts.

'Opening Act Romance' has a unique habit that is nearly dome-like, which looks especially appealing when in bloom. It's easy to grow, disease-resistant, and low maintenance. To enjoy sporadic blooms later in the season, all you have to do is give it a quick trim after the first flush!
Details Botanical name: Phlox ‘Opening Act Romance’
Patent #: USPPAF
Common name: Hybrid garden phlox
Zone: 4 – 8
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 20-22″ tall x 32-36" wide
Flower color: Pink-purple
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer to fall
Bloom time: Early summer, midsummer, late summer
Features: Rain gardens, proven winners, native, fragrant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Background, border, cottage garden, massing, specimen, wildflower, flower garden, pollinator garden
How To Grow Soil: Performs best in well-drained soil.
Light: Phlox grows best in full sun.
Water: Has average water needs.
Spacing: 32 - 36 inches apart
Fertilizing: If desired, apply a minimal amount of all-purpose garden fertilizer around the base of the plant in spring.
Winterizing: Cut foliage in late fall to prevent powdery mildew and other fungal diseases from returning in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Thin or prune by half in spring and prune spent flowers off after bloom, just above the foliage to encourage more blooms

Customer Reviews

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J. (Indiana)
All good

i bought 12 of this and they all came in in good condition when they arrived. and I planted them on 8-5-2022 and they all did very well. can't wait and see how they do next year. and i will all ways come back get buy more from Geat Garden Plants.

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A.S. (Texas)
Not good

Not one of them made it here in this Texas heat and that was watering twice a day

Hello! We're so sorry that you had trouble with your plants. Summer is a difficult time to plant in hotter zones. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. We can even set up a replacement order to ship out once the weather cools down a bit. Happy Gardening!

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T.F.L. (Illinois)

The blooms are just now starting to blossom, which is the timeline that I projected (6-8 weeks). I thought that there was going to be more of a spread but I know next year that I need to plant more quarts in the barrell to give it a fuller effect. To alleviate this issue, I planted flowers around it and made it into my thriller plant :). Very pretty color!!!

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F.Z. (Colorado)

they died

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you've had trouble with your phlox. Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!