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Garden Girls Cover Girl Phlox

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 38 - 42 Inches
  • Width 24 - 28 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3-8

This charming showstopper provides a striking splash of color from midsummer to frost. The lavender purple flowers have white halo centers and a light, sweet fragrance. They are loved by bees and butterflies. The flower panicles are enhanced by dark green foliage that doesn’t get powdery mildew however hot and humid your garden. This long blooming Phlox paniculata grows to a height of 38-42 inches.

A hardy, vigorous phlox, it has an upright, mounding habit. You will love it for the disease resistance of its foliage. It is one of our North American natives. Use the plant as a ‘thriller’ in containers, grow it in borders, as a specimen or in a mass planting. It is a wonderful cut flower. A staple of cottage gardens, it is an asset to any gardening style.

Garden Girls Cover Girl Phlox Care

Plant in well-drained, humus-rich soil. Set the crown 1½ inches below the soil surface. Garden Phlox prefer an average amount of water. Avoid overhead watering – you need to water the soil rather than the foliage. Fertilize bi-monthly with a well-balanced fertilizer.

It will grow in part sun to sun, but full sun is best for bloom quantity and quality. It prefers average to fertile soil with an acidic or neutral pH.

Garden Girls Cover Girl Phlox Spacing

Space plants 24-28 inches apart. Do not plant near trees and shrubs that compete for moisture and nutrients and not next to walls or fences where there is poor air circulation.

Garden Girls Cover Girl Phlox Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 38 - 42 Inches
Mature Width: 24 - 28 Inches
Plant Spacing: 24 - 28 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Seasonal Interest: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Disease
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Phlox paniculata 'Cover Girl' PP32323

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.