- Height 10-16 Inches
- Width 10-16 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Great for kids to grow!
Phlox drummondii is a true annual, coming up from seeds every year. Native to Texas, this beautiful five petaled flower bursts open from spikey flower buds, and hovers over green foliage like little sun parasols. This warm season flowering annual attracts bees and butterflies and makes a wonderful childrens garden addition. Intensia Blueberry is a true blue flower with a darker blue throat, and a glowing orange stamen in the center. Such a fun color!
Native to North America in Zones 10a through 11b, this sun loving annual can grow just about anywhere once placed out after the danger of the last frost and will bloom until the first hard frost kills it. Unlike perennial phlox, phlox drummondii must be replanted year after year or allowed to go to seed for new flowers in the same place the next spring. It blooms in late summer to early fall.
Intensia Blueberry Phlox Care
Intensia Blueberry is an easy care annual. As long as the soil it is in is well draining, it will tolerate all soil types. It is a heavy feeder, requiring an all-purpose fertilizer to support the incredible show of flowers. It does prefer sandy soil, pH 5.8 to 6.2, and appreciates regular watering. It is heat and drought tolerant, and resists the powdery mildew that can plague perennial phlox. In extremely hot sunny regions, it will appreciate some light afternoon shade.
Deadheading is not required to keep Intensia Blueberry producing flowers all season long. P. drummondii self cleans its spent flowers. This is not true of all phlox, however, as some phlox will slow and eventually stop blooming unless you deadhead to extend the bloom season. If you would like to prevent it from going to seed, snipping the spent flowers will do that for you.
Intensia Blueberry Phlox Spacing
This upright annual will grow to about 16 inches tall and spread 16 inches wide. Keep that in mind if you want to use it in containers. Proper spacing of 8 to 10 inches creates proper air circulation and helps reduce any powdery mildew from forming. Pair this lovely blue annual with daisies, colorful grasses, petunia and other sun loving annuals for a colorful fall display.
Intensia® Blueberry Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost|
|Foliage Color(s) Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 10-16 Inches|
|Spread: 10-16 Inches|
|Spacing: 8-12 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: Yes|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Use Types: Container, Landscape|
|Features: Native to North America, Fall Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor|
|Scientific Name: Phlox drummondii 'USPLX60306' USPP 21,646, Can 4,144|
|Common Name: Intensia® Blueberry Phlox|
|Other Name(s): Drummond'S Phlox|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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