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Phlox Pixie Miracle Grace

Pixie Miracle Grace stands just 18 inches tall with pinkish-purple flowers with white center markings. PPAF (Phlox paniculata)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 16-18" tall, 16-20" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 4PHLOX
Common Name Garden Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Estimated Mature Height 16-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 16-20" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Echinacea White Swan

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Description

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 White Swan

    Echinacea White Swan

Reviews

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Pros

  • Long bloom time (4)
  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Beautiful plant,rich color,would buy aga

      By Georgia the flower lover

      from Hazlehurst, MS

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox Pixie Miracle Grace - Plant:

        i found this to be a great plant; I wished I had ordered several
        .I used it in a bed with other perennials a beautiful addition . It had fullness was admired by many. I plan to order more next season

         
        5.0

        want more !

        By gilded lily

        from Tyler, TX

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cut Flowers

          Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox Pixie Miracle Grace - Plant:

          I wanted to add a dramatic spot of color in a medium sized bed with a flower suitable for cutting. Miracle Grace fills the bill perfectly! Healthy plants took off immediately and bloomed within weeks, still going strong. Withstands our Tx heat and doesn't even look wilted. Wish I had room for more.

           
          5.0

          This is the best phlox in the garden!

          By Ray

          from Blue Ridge, GA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Border Control

            Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox Pixie Miracle Grace - Plant:

            I have lots of phlox including "David" and several others, and have grown them for years. But last year I ordered "Miracle Grace" only because of its name. It was for my granddaughter's garden, and her name is Grace. Well, I had no idea what great plants I was getting. I ordered several, and they grew immediately and went into bloom their first summer. What's more, they bloomed for over 8 weeks--longer than any other phlox in my garden. No mildew, either. Just deep, rich-colored flowers that last and last. This plant is not only beautiful, it's a super color-maker, and a champion among phlox hybrids. Can't recommend it enough--just PLANT IT!

             
            4.0

            Very pleasant surprise

            By qweensmall

            from vallejo ca

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Garden Phlox Pixie Miracle Grace - Plant:

              Forgot I planted it u ntil it bloomed in the back of a bed. Lovely surprise!

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              • Garden Gloves

                Garden Gloves

              • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              • Echinacea White Swan

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              Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
              • Garden Gloves

                Garden Gloves

              • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              • Echinacea White Swan

                Echinacea White Swan

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