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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

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'Starfire' Phlox is a standout variety with striking, cherry-red flowers and dark burgundy-bronze leaves. Its fragrant, showy blooms attract a variety of pollinators to the garden, including hummingbirds and butterflies. With vibrant color and an enthusiastic tendency to rebloom after deadheading, 'Starfire' makes a great addition to cutting gardens and summer bouquets. Prefers full sun. (Phlox paniculata)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to early fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU AFL7031

Plant Information

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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7PHLOXG
AFL7031 (Plant - 3" pot)
7PHLOX3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Garden Phlox Starfire
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata Starfire
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Late summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Burgundy leaves mature to dark green lance shaped leaves.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Native
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsPhlox Starfire
 
2.3

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1.0

They never came up!

By 

from Watertown NY

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Pros

    Cons

    • Waste Of Money

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Phlox Starfire:

      Was a waste of my money, they never came up!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Phlox Starfire

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      from Lima, Ohio

      About Me Getting Started

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Phlox Starfire:

        I added two of these plants to my front flower garden. Not only were we able to enjoy the beauty of these blooms but the wonderful smell followed us all over the front of our home. They've held up strong during our mid western storms also. I'll be planting more next season!

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        1.0

        1 out of 3?

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        from San Juan Capistrano, CA

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        Comments about American Meadows Phlox Starfire:

        Only 1 of 3 roots sprouted and grew very slowly. This was disappointing, but they were planted quite late in Spring, so the cool summer may have had something to do with growth rate. But what about the other 2 which never grew at all?
        The roots were planted in a raised planter which supports growth of many other plants, so what gives here?

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        didn't do well,died back ,come back?

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        from pittsburgh,pa

        Pros

          Cons

          • Slow Growth

          Best Uses

          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Phlox Starfire:

          [...]planted same day, good weather with lots of rainfall. Started out well but then withered and died back. Question if the roots survived and will give me plants in the spring. If not, lost all but two that didn't do too well and no flowers.

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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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