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'Opening Act Blush' Hybrid Phlox

Description

  • Powerful blooms in the summer!
  • Flowers are a pollinator magnet.
  • Glossy mildew-resistant foliage.
  • Compact and upright habit.
  • Zones 4-8, sun, 20″ tall x 20" 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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Description Just what your pollinator garden ordered. 'Opening Act Blush' tall garden phlox not only blooms earlier than other varieties, but also for much longer. Starting in early summer and reblooming sporadically into fall, you and the bees will get plenty of enjoyment from these fragrant, lavender-pink flowers. They're also great in floral arrangements, so make some space for these tidy, clumps of mildew resistant phlox! Details Botanical name: Phlox ‘Opening Act Blush'
Patent #: USPP 27,462
Common name: Hybrid garden phlox
Zone: 4 - 8
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)'
Height x width: 18-20" tall and wide
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer to fall
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: 1.5 to 2 feet 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
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 8-20-2022 and they all did very well. but the only thing is they did not bloomed. but they are in good health. hope and pray they will bloomed next year. and i will all ways come back get buy more from Geat Garden Plants.

Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. When transplanting young plants from a nursery pot to a garden, the plant allocates more energy to root development instead of shoot development (above ground). It's important for them to develop a robust root system so they can actually absorb the nutrients and water in the soil around them. Then after their root system is more developed they'll invest in their shoots and flower development. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. We hope this helps. Happy Gardening!

j
j.m. (Texas)
SAD

All plants arrived in severe stress, some brown leaves. Figured I'd baby them and pray to the plant gods...but to no avail. I have lost them all with only 3 separate blooms.

Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plants 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!

S
S.i.M. (Maryland)
SO BEAUTIFUL

Arrived healthy & thriving. Tiny blooms are starting to appear. So pleased

J
J.G. (Maryland)
No blooms

Delivered in good condition and I planted quickly in ideal place. The plants are small but healthy a bit small but they didn’t bloom at all. Summer is nearly over and still no sign of buds.

Hello Jessica!
Due to the conditions we keep our greenhouses in, it is likely your phlox already bloomed and had been trimmed back to promote continued root growth. You should have no issue with your plant blooming next season. Happy gardening!

S
S.M. (Michigan)
Great

They are great. Delivered quick and growing fine.