Phlox 'Opening Act Blush' Description
Just what your pollinator garden ordered. ‘Opening Act Blush’ tall garden phlox not only blooms earlier than other varieties, but 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!
Special features: Attracts butterflies, cut flower, fragrant, beneficial to pollinators, reblooming, containers
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- Botanical name:
Phlox 'Opening Act Blush'
- Common name:
Hybrid garden phlox
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
18-20" tall and wide
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- Bloom season:
Early summer into mid summer, reblooming sporadically into fall
Background, border, cottage garden, massing, specimen, wildflower, flower garden, pollinator garden
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- Patent #:PP27,462
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Soil: Performs best in well-drained soil.
Light: Phlox grow best in full sun.
Water: Has average water needs.
Spacing: 1.5 to 2 feet apart
Fertilizing: If desired, apply a very small amount of all purpose garden fertilizer around the base of the plant in spring.
Winterizing: Leave foliage standing in winter and clean up spent foliage 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.
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