Phlox 'Magenta Sprite' Description
This tough to the roots native brings beauty to the garden at a time when pollinators and humans alike enthusiastically welcome it. Springtime is a riot of color, especially when ‘Magenta Sprite’ phlox is blooming! Its flashy magenta flowers practically jump out of the front of the border, where it grows in an 8” tall spreading mound. Useful in gardens that could use some exciting spring edging or in areas that need a low growing mass planting.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, attracts bees, cold hardy, low maintenance, fast-growing, heat tolerant, beneficial to pollinators, native
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- Botanical name:
Phlox 'Magenta Sprite'
- Common name:
Hybrid spring phlox
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
6-8" x 18-22"
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- Bloom season:
Late spring-early summer
Alpine and rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces
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- Patent #: PPAF
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Soil: Performs in a variety of soils, but prefers those that are well-drained soil. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH.
Light: Phlox grow best in full sun, but this particular variety has better tolerance than others for part shade.
Spacing: 1.5 feet apart
Fertilizing: If application is desirable, use an all purpose garden fertilizer in spring.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Leave foliage standing in winter, and clean up spent foliage in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Cut back stems after flowering by 1/2. This will ensure dense growth and an attractive habit for the summer months.
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