- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 30 - 32 Inches
- Mature Spread 30 - 32 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Luminary™ Sunset Coral Tall Garden Phlox is a great mid-sized plant for the garden border. The shocking orange flowers cover sturdy, dense stems from early to late summer, with little maintenance. The intense color can be used either to contrast cool blues and purples or complement an intense jewel-toned design with a dramatic effect. Phlox paniculata is not only showy but also has a fantastic scent that can perfume a room with just a few cut stems.
Luminary™ Sunset Coral is the most mildew resistant of all the Tall Garden Phloxes while attracting all kinds of beneficial pollinators with its sweet nectar. Sunset Coral is an excellent filler for mixed seasonal containers. The dense foliage stays clean all summer, adding a lovely backdrop for other thrillers and spillers. Plant it in areas with early spring bulbs. The lush foliage and profuse blooming will camouflage and hide the spent or dying bulb foliage of daffodils and tulips.
Luminary™ Sunset Coral Tall Phlox Care
Plant Sunset Coral in a location that receives full to part sun and has well-draining soil. Average soil texture and fertility are acceptable, as is just about any soil pH. Heavy clay soil is not tolerated by phlox and will cause root rot, especially over the winter in cold, wet soil. Amend heavy, compact soils with compost before planting. Fertilize Tall Garden Phlox early in the spring with a granular, slow-release formulation for blooming plants. A higher ratio of phosphorous will encourage and support heavy flowering.
Deadhead any spent flower spikes throughout the summer to keep the plants tidy. A one-time shearing can be done in mid-summer. This will rejuvenate the whole plant and set the stage for a second flush of blooms late in the summer that will last through the fall. Clean-up of the spent top growth is best done in early spring as the new growth of this herbaceous perennial appears. Leaving the top growth over the winter protects the growth crown and will decompose to add nutrients back to the soil.
Luminary™ Sunset Coral Tall Garden Phlox Spacing
Sunset Coral Tall Garden Phlox reaches 30-32 inches in height and width. The plants will need to be spaced 32 inches apart on the center for adequate air circulation. Containers should be at least 10 inches in diameter for single specimen plants.
Luminary™ Sunset Coral Tall Garden Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 30 - 32 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 30 - 32 Inches|
|Spacing: 30 - 32 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Flower Description: Coral|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Luminary™ Sunset Coral Tall Garden Phlox|
|Scientific Name: Phlox paniculata|
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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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.