- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 22 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 22 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
The Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox, or the Phlox Paniculata Cotton Candy, displays soft, star-shaped flowers consisting of lavender, baby pink, and white shades with striking cotton candy-colored centers. This beautiful plant is truly eye candy, with its delicate pink flowers standing out against the plant’s deep green foliage. At full maturity, your perennial will reach a height between 18 and 22 inches and a spread of about 18 to 24 inches. The yummy flowers will bloom during the summertime and attract hummingbirds as well as various butterflies.
Native to North America, the herbaceous Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox offers a sweet and irresistible scent that will fill up the area surrounding it. This tough perennial fights mildew better than any other phlox and is disease, pest, insect, and drought-resistant, but is not resistant to deer. With a moderate growth rate, your plant will show an upright growth pattern. You can use these perennials for borders, formal foundation plantings, small urban gardens, containers, and groupings in the middle of your sunny perennials garden.
Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox Plant Care
To maximize the growth of your perennial, plant it during the springtime in an area where it can enjoy full sun exposure for a minimum of 6 hours each day. It does best in moist, well-drained soil consisting of chalk, clay, foam, and sand, and requires a pH level ranging from 6 to 6.5. It’s important for your Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox to maintain its moisture, so you must water it regularly, preferably on a weekly basis, but potentially with more frequency in cases of extreme heat or when planted in containers. You can also use a balanced NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium-based) fertilizer once per year.
It is recommended that you cut back your perennial during the latter half of autumn to prepare for winter. You can also cut back your plant to promote lateral branching, and you can dehead it to help it maintain a nice, neat shape and promote new blooms. Furthermore, you can cut back the stems after flowering is over.
Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox Plant Spacing
If you want to grow your Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox perennials in mass plantings or beddings, you should leave no less than 15 inches of space in between each individual plant.
Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 22 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: First Editions Plants|
|Common Name: Cotton Candy™ Garden Phlox|
|Scientific Name: PHLOX PANICULATA `COTTON CANDY`|
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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.