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Garden Girls Uptown Girl Phlox

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 32 - 36 Inches
  • Width 28 - 32 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3-8

At nearly 3 foot high, the two-tone pink flowers of Garden Girls Uptown Girl Phlox (Phlox paniculata) really stand out in the landscape. Create a beautiful border with a line of these garden girls to line a pathway or patio, anywhere you can fully enjoy their fragrance in summer. Then, sit back and share your enjoyment with the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds that this North American native attracts.

This tall phlox is cold hardy to zone 3 and heat tolerant to zone 8, and can grow in sun to partial sun, so it is a versatile flowering plant for most any landscape. The light-pink flowers have darker pink centers and appear in rounded clusters. Plant one as a thriller in a container or as a mass planting for an explosion of pink in summer. After flowers fade, the dark green leaves still add a lush appeal and are resistant to disease.

Garden Girls Uptown Girl Phlox Care

Phlox are adaptable natives, but perform best in soil that is average to fertile and drains well. The plant prefers slightly acidic or neutral pH in the soil. Add plenty of water when planting, and amend the planting area by adding some organic matter like compost to enrich sandy soil. Water regularly to prevent the soil from drying out too much. Give Uptown Girl a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during flowering.

To keep soil moist, add organic mulch a few inches thick around the soil, but not up against the plant. This keeps the soil cool and moist. Deadheading flowers after they fade can encourage more bloom. After the first killing frost in fall, cut stems back to a few inches above the soil. If the plant spreads too much, divide it every few years.

Garden Girls Uptown Girl Phlox Spacing

Be sure to give your phlox room to grow and to get air circulation. If planting in rows or mass plantings, place each phlox 28 to 32 inches from center to center.

Garden Girls Uptown Girl Phlox Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 32 - 36 Inches
Mature Width: 28 - 32 Inches
Plant Spacing: 28 - 32 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Shade: Light Pink
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 'Uptown Girl' PP32287

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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)

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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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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.