Phlox 'Rose Sprite' Description
A twist on the ordinary phlox subulata, ‘Rose Sprite’ grows in a low, tidy mound instead of spreading out. Its star shaped flowers are a lovely shade of light purple and arrive a week or so later than other varieties, extending the flowering season nicely. This variety can handle a little more shade than others and looks nice when planted with spring flowering bulbs. As a native, it is pretty resilient and can adapt to slightly acidic, poor, or dry soils.
Special features: Attracts butterflies, cold hardy, low maintenance, fast-growing, heat tolerant, beneficial to pollinators, native
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- Botanical name:
Phlox 'Rose Sprite'
- Common name:
Hybrid spring phlox
- Sun exposure:
Sun to part sun (6+ hrs/day)
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- Height x width:
6-8" x 18-22"
- Flower color:
Pink with white halo centers
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Late spring to early summer
Alpine and rock, container gardening, butterfly garden, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, native garden, pollinator 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: Prune spent flowers off after bloom, just above the foliage to encourage more blooms.
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