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Phlox Orange Perfection

A rare color in Phlox hybrids, the glowing orange blooms on these tall plants make a huge impact in the garden. Great for cutting, too. (Phlox paniculata)
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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 30-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 139PERG
Common Name Garden Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange
Estimated Mature Height 30-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is one of the rarer colors in phlox hybrids, and Orange Perfection is well-named. As it blooms, be sure to dead-head this beauty so it will spread from its roots and not from its seeds. (Most phlox hybrids don't come true to color from seeds.).

Why Phlox should be the backbone of your garden. They're beautiful. They're easy. And no matter what else you grow, you cant beat their display. In fact, probably no group of plants adds more color to American perennial gardens than phlox. They just happen to be the perfect plant--tall enough to show the flowers over the others, heavy bloomers at the right time with big colorful flower heads, and best of all--a nice long season of bloom. Most every good perennial garden has an extra measure of phlox plants. In yours, plant a few and then notice which do the best, and then get more of those. Repeated color groups in the garden assure the great colorful display everyone wants.

The one problem: Mildew. Be ready. There's no escaping it. All Tall Garden Phlox (except the famously mildew-resistant David) are usually attacked by powdery mildew. Its a sort of gray dust-like blight you'll start noticing on the leaves, just as the plants have grown up and are getting ready to bloom. The minute you see it, go directly to the garden center and buy a container of fungicide for phlox mildew. I know it sounds like trouble, but its really not, and believe me, its worth it. If you ignore the mildew, your beautiful phlox plants will be an ugly shriveled mess in just a couple of weeks. It doesn't kill the plants, it just ruins them for the year. Some say good air circulation prevents it, but don't you believe it. Phlox simply get mildew, and you need to spray, probably just once...then your plants will go right on and bloom all summer for you with beautiful leaves and flowers.

They're great for cutting, too. Need a big bouquet? Just of few of these multi-flowered stems will do the trick, with lovely fragrance and fabulous color. Add a few lilies, and you have a knock-out arrangement anyone can do. So be sure to grow enough phlox for cutting, too.

After bloom, simply cut down the flower stems about halfway, (Its not botanically correct, but lots of gardeners snap them; the strong stiff stems snap off easily) and your tough, hardy plants will be ready to light up for you again next year.

Yes, they're North American Natives. Very few American gardeners know it, but almost all phlox species are North American wildflowers, as native as our goldenrods and black-eyed susans. But since we ignored them for years, European hybridizers (mostly German) took the wild versions back to Europe and created the fantastic hybrids we all enjoy today.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Echinacea Magnus

    Echinacea Magnus

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Hoping to try again next year!

By Ty

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    • Requires Gardening Experience
    • Susceptible to Pests

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox Orange Perfection - Root:

    The starts are very fragile. If I try again, I'll start them in a pot, not in the garden right away!

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    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Garden Gloves

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    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    • Echinacea Magnus

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    Shipping

    Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

    • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

      All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    • Echinacea Magnus

      Echinacea Magnus

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