Phlox 'Opening Act Pink-A-Dot' Description
Unique for its white flowers with cool pink centers, ‘Opening Act Pink-a-Dot’ tall phlox is a sassy note for cottage or cut flower gardens. In early summer you can count on a cloud of blooms, which appears pink from afar. If you sheer back spent flowers after the first bloom you can expect more of a show in fall! Its foliage remains handsome throughout the season, due to better mildew resistance and heat tolerance than other varieties, so even that will look nice accompanying the flowers in your floral arrangements.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, cut flower, fragrant, reblooming, beneficial to pollinators, containers, flower garden, pollinator garden
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- Botanical name:
Phlox 'Opening Act Pink-A-Dot'
- Common name:
Hybrid garden phlox
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
22-26" X 30-36"
- Flower color:
White with pink star centers
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- Bloom season:
Early to mid summer, sporadic reblooming into fall
Background, border, cottage gardening, massing, flower garden, specimen, wildflower, pollinator garden, cut flower garden
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- Patent #:PPAF
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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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