This lovely dark pink/magenta, lightly fragrant, spring creeping phlox is an improved variety that retains all of the good attributes of older varieties, and gives gardeners a sigh of relief and an exclamation of awe when it is planted in garden beds. No longer do you have to rip and tear out creeping phlox in the late spring when it invades your garden bed and takes over! Blooming up to a week or so earlier than older varieties, and producing more blooms than ever, Mountainside Majestic Magenta will check off all the boxes for the perfect spring to summer blooming ground cover. Bees and butterflies will be frequent visitors to your garden, providing valuable food for the pollinators.
Native to North America where it grows in sandy, rocky hillsides and roadways, Spring Phlox has been a favorite of gardeners everywhere for its beautiful bright spring color that rivals the daffodils for its fresh color. Blooming early with the spring bulbs, Mountainside Majestic Magenta will carpet your garden bed, hillside or landscape with a slow creeping ground cover that is literally smothered with blooms from early spring until summer. Hardy in Zones 4 to 8, this new spring introduction will please even the most cynical of gardeners with its easy care and now less invasive habits. Coastal gardeners will appreciate the salt tolerance and ease of planting in sandy soils.
Mountainside Majestic Magenta Phlox Care
Plant creeping phlox in the spring after the danger of the last frost has passed. Once established it can handle sub zero temperatures as well as the hot summertime temperatures of the MidSouth regions. Tolerating poor, rocky soils, Spring Phlox is going to do best in sandy loam soil with an average need for water each season. Only slightly drought tolerant, you will want to set a watering schedule for these lovely small but mighty perennials to supplement rainfall when it is inadequate. They tolerate a variety of soil pH ranges, preferring to be slightly acidic to neutral at 5.8 to 6.5. Plant in full sun for best flowering. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in late winter, early spring for a fresh green burst of foliage quickly smothered with a sea of color. Mulch to control weeds as they are difficult to remove among the phlox once they invade. Prevention is better than remediation once weeds start to proliferate.
Deadheading is not necessary to get a full season of blooms, but shearing lightly once blooms fade may bring about a rebloom. Certainly it will help to strengthen the plant, create more branching and a more compact plant so even if it does not bloom again later in the season, you will have an attractive green ground cover to see you through the rest of the season. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years to create a larger ground cover area and relieve crowding. In the late spring, early summer, dig up the plant with all its roots, divide in half and replant at the same depth it was prior.
Mountainside Majestic Magenta Phlox Spacing
Space your plants about 24 to 28 inches apart. These plants, once they reach maturity, will grow to about 6 inches tall but spread out to 28 inches wide and will slowly fill in the areas in between plants. They are susceptible to powdery mildew when exposed to constant or prolonged wet conditions so water early in the day and give them time to dry off in the sun prior to nightfall to help prevent disease. Want all the bright spring color without all the work to keep them in bounds by summertime? Plant Mountainside Majestic Magenta Hybrid Spring Phlox this spring and enjoy the extra time you are going to gain with much less maintenance on this lovely perennial ground cover.
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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.
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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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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
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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.