- Light Requirement is Full Sun
- Height 10-16 Inches
- Width 10-16 Inches
- Use as a filler when using in containers
- Fragrant red flowers perfect for annual combination containers!
Nectar-loving butterflies and bees will thank you for adding this phlox to your garden. The large, bright-red, trumpet-shaped flowers bloom virtually all summer. The plant grows 10-12 inches high with a mounded habit. The gorgeous flowers are scented. Intensia® Red Hot loves the heat because this vigorous series of phlox was bred for heat and humidity tolerance. Also, it is tolerant of drought conditions.
Gardeners sometimes avoid phlox because the plant is susceptible to powdery mildew, but Intensia® Red Hot is mildew resistant, therefore a good choice. Phlox drummondii was discovered by Thomas Drummond in the early 1800’s in Texas. The popularity of this American native quickly spread to England and beyond. It is perfect for cottage gardens, for low water gardens, or xeriscapes. Use it in the landscape for edging, mass planting, and mixed borders. It works well in combination planters or try it in hanging baskets.
Intensia® Red Hot Annual Phlox Care
This easy-care plant would appreciate a spring application of fertilizer or compost on flower beds; fertilize pots more often. Do not apply an undue amount of fertilizer, however, and avoid high nitrogen that will lead to excessive leaf growth and delay flowering. Choose a fertilizer with a higher ratio of potassium for all your flowering plants.
Annual phloxes are self-cleaning, but you can deadhead if you don’t want them to self-seed. Some gardeners allow this, so they don’t need to plant them next year. Avoid over-watering. Plant them in loose, well-drained soil and mulch to conserve water. They adapt to a variety of soil conditions that drain well. Locate them in full sun, though they are tolerant of some afternoon shade. Choose a container with sufficient drainage to prevent root-rot, or poor crown growth.
Intensia® Red Hot Annual Phlox Spacing
In a 12-inch container you can space one phlox with two or three other plants. For example, combine one Intensia® Red Hot with one Chocolate Drop Solenostemon and two Lemon Coral® sedum. In the ground, space them 10-12 inches apart, from center plant to center plant.
Note that annual phloxes are not toxic, unlike perennial ones. Rabbit browsing can be a problem, however.
Intensia® Red Hot Annual Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
|Flower Color(s): Red
|Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost
|Foliage Color(s) Green
|Light Exposure: Full Sun
|Height Class: Short
|Height: 10-16 Inches
|Spread: 10-16 Inches
|Spacing: 10-12 Inches
|Drought Tolerant: Yes
|Container Role: Filler
|Use Types: Border Plant, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting
|Features: Native to North America, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
|Scientific Name: Phlox drummondii 'Dphlox911' USPP 28,127, Can 5,500
|Common Name: Intensia® Red Hot Annual Phlox
|Other Name(s): Drummond'S Phlox
|Plant Type: Annual
|Brand: Proven Winners
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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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- 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.
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