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Phlox Nicky

 
 

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Nicky is a fragrant garden Phlox with striking magenta-purple blooms that appear in mid-summer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to its sweet scent. Tightly-clustered flowers, reminiscent of hydrangea blooms, are perfect for bouquets. Full, deep-green foliage and strong stems support the large flower heads. (Phlox paniculata)


Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 30-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU AFLGV31

Plant Information

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.

Associated SKUs
ABLGVXX
13PHLOX (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLGV31 (Plant - 3" pot)
Common Name Garden Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsPhlox Nicky
 
2.9

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  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (3)

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1.0

Phlox Nicky

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from Deer Park, TX

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Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

Ordered in April along with Allim bulbs to be shipped in October. My understanding was for the phlox to be shipped in October also, because weather would be cooler. Phlox were shipped in April, went ahead and planted and cared for. However, they died during the hot weather we had. Would love to reorder but leary of the outcome.

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4.0

plants were beautiful, unfortunately not Nicky

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from Atlanta

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    Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

    I have had Nicky in the past and was happy to find it at a great price. Nicky is a deeper,more purple than any other Tall Garden Phlox and is a real standout when planted with plants with yellow green foliage.

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    4.0

    Great product - different color than shown though

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    from Rolling Meadows, IL

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      Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

      I planted this flower in spring and already in late August it has blossomed & grown to about 18in - 2 ft tall. It's also nbeen very easy to take care of. It is a different color than shown - more of a hot pink/magenta than dark purple.

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      2.0

      Phlox Nicky is not purple

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      from Northampton, Ma

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      • Attractive

      Cons

      • It Is Magenta In The Sun
      • It Is Not Purple
      • Purple Only In The Dark

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      Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

      I bought this because I wanted purple in a particular spot in my flower garden. I was surprised when it turned a gorgeous magenta in the sun (which is where the tag said to plant it).
      I picked some and brought it inside and the next morning it was purple. That's nice but certainly not what I wanted nor what is implied by the ad.

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      5.0

      Amazing Phlox

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      from Albuquerque, NM

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
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          Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

          Nicky is a must in any summer garden. Simply gorgeous!

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          2.0

          The product was shipped as a plant about 2 inches tall.

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          from Maryville, Tennessee

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            • Small In Size

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              Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

              I love Nicky phlox, but so far the plant has not grown at all. It is small, and has no flowers on it at all months after planting.

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              2.0

              More Violet than Purple

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              from North Dakota

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              • Reliable Growth

              Cons

              • Colors Not As Expected

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              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Phlox Nicky:

              I had seen the Nicky phlox at a garden show and it was beautiful! It was a bright phosphorescent purple. The one I received is violet. nearly hot pink. Very disappointing.

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              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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