- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 32 Inches
- Mature Width 24 - 28 Inches
- Growing Zones 3-8
Welcome these stunning flowers (and their attendant) bees, butterflies and hummers back to your garden with Luminary Opalescence tall garden phlox. Garden favorites for generations, tall garden phlox have been plagued with powdery mildew, which, while not fatal, disfigures the dark green leaves of the plant significantly. Called the “gold standard” of mildew resistance, Opalescence offers large, eye-catching flowers of pink and raspberry that repeat bloom all summer.
Opalescence rises to 32 inches high and about 28 inches wide, making a statuesque add to a focal point container, a mixed shrub and perennial border, or as a colorful swath in a garden bed. Great for prairie-style plantings, pollinator plantings, or supporting any long-blooming combination. The upright columns of ornamental sages like Salvia White Profusion make a striking composition with staying power. Phlox are also great perennial additions to cutting gardens. Part of the Luminary breeding series of varieties from America’s native phlox paniculata, Opalescence was the clear winner in mildew-resistance in an “extensive trial”.
Luminary Opalescence Phlox Care
Tall phlox are supremely easy given their favored conditions. The ideal spot for tall garden phlox is in full sun, for optimal flower production and health. Soil should be average to fertile (rich), consistently moist, but well-drained. The pH should be acidic to neutral.
Although Opalescence is noted for excellent mildew resistance, you can lessen the likelihood of mildew appearing by; sitting in full sun, allowing adequate space for airflow around plants, and watering at the soil level rather than above. Fertilizing with a slow-release or liquid fertilizer every other month will encourage the strongest bloom. Deadheading will also foster new blooms and discourage self-seeding in your garden.
Luminary Opalescence Phlox Spacing
A minimum of 28 inches, center on center, would be best for planting multiple Opalescence phlox plants.
Luminary Opalescence Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
|Plant Type: Perennial
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 30 - 32 Inches
|Mature Width: 24 - 28 Inches
|Plant Spacing: 24 - 28 Inches
|Growth Habit: Upright
|Flower Color(s): Pink
|Flower Shade: Light Pink With Dark Pink
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|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 'Opalescence' PPAF CPBRAF
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
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.