Tall garden phlox promises such fantastic, in-your-face summer color, but its proclivity to powdery mildew has made many gardeners pass it by. Party Girl changes all that. She is part of the new Garden Girls series that offers strong mildew resistance and reblooming flower power, making an invitation to the garden party a sure thing. Party Girl’s flowers are a lovely combo of white winking with a raspberry eye, blooming from midsummer on. Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies will flock to them, and they make a good cut flower, too.
Party Girl grows in an upright clump, approximately 32 inches by 32 inches. She’ll be the life of the party in a summer patio container or raised bed, will shine as a color bridge in the mixed border, or would make a striking swath of long-lasting color massed in a long bed or a hillside.
Garden Girls Party Girl Phlox Care
Party Girl’s favorite hangout is in full sun, with good air circulation, in average to fertile quality soil that is neutral to acidic in ph. She will still flower in partial shade, but take care not to crowd the plants, which may inadvertently invite mildew-promoting conditions. Consistent watering is key, especially while the plants are putting down roots for the first seasons in your garden, but watering at the roots is better than watering the leaves from overhead.
Deadheading promotes more flowers, so cut as many bouquets as you like. As to fertilizing, you don’t want to overdo it; maybe every other month would be enough.
Garden Girls Party Girl Phlox Spacing
32 inches is a minimum spacing we’d recommend, because crowding can encourage powdery mildew. In partial shade, be more generous.
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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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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
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.