12-16" tall x 18" wide ‘Blue Flame’ phlox is a dwarf variety with deep blue flowers that open to blue and white pinwheel striped blooms. This garden phlox is favored for its resistance to powdery mildew, a disease that plagues other common phlox varieties. Fragrant flowers bloom in mid summer in clusters on top of sturdy stems, attracting butterflies by the hundreds. Hummingbirds and other pollinators flock to the flowers, as well. Plant ‘Blue Flame’ in perennial gardens, landscape beds, and containers for long-lasting, easy-care color. It’s a compact grower, and an excellent choice for small space gardens. Grow in moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Deadhead to encourage continued blooming. Somewhat deer resistant and pretty as a cut flower.
Garden Phlox, also called Tall Phlox (or just Phlox), is a longtime favorite perennial grown in gardens throughout the country. A tall plant for the back of the border, it's exceptionally fragrant and attractive to pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds. Blooming in mid summer, Phlox flowers are long lasting and form on exceptionally strong stems - which makes them great for cutting and placing in a vase, as well as a reliable choice for weather-prone beds. A North American native, many modern varieties of phlox have been bred to resist powdery mildew. With that detail out of the way, they've claimed their status as one of the most long-lived color makers in today's garden.
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Plant - 2" Pot
Blue Flame® Garden Phlox (Patent Pending)
Phlox paniculata Blue Flame® (Patent Pending)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
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Summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green upright bushy foliage.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Good resistance to powdery mildew.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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