- USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
- Height 18-20 Inches Tall
- Spread 18-20 Inches Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
It's always a delight to see phlox burst into bloom as a sign of the warm season to come. Opening Act Blush Phlox lets you get excited a few weeks earlier. The dwarf hybrid phlox doesn't stop with this "opening act." It continues to display light pinkish-lavender flowers well into summer. This makes it a border blockbuster and a container star.
The delicate flower clumps on Opening Act Blush Phlox rise above glossy dark green foliage. The phlox can grow up to nearly 20 inches high and wide, making it a perfect compact container plant. That's good, because you will want to enjoy the fragrant scent of the pink flowers all summer. You can also plant a border of Opening Act Blush Phlox to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.
Opening Act Blush Phlox Care
Like most phlox hybrids, Opening Act is hardy in zones 4 through 9. It is a long-living, re-blooming perennial in most zones, giving you more bang for your buck. This phlox performs best when planted in full sun and in soil that drains well. Be sure to water your phlox consistently and use a balanced fertilizer as needed. Even when Opening Act Blush Phlox finally stops blooming in late summer, the glossy foliage maintains fall interest.
Opening Act Blush Phlox Spacing
Imagine a mass planting of Opening Act Blush Phlox blooming all summer in the front of a garden bed or foundation. Its relatively low height leaves plenty of room for background plants with complementary colors and textures. Be sure to place the phlox about 18 to 20 inches apart.
Opening Act Blush Phlox Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 18-20 Inches|
|Spread: 18-20 Inches|
|Spacing: 18-20 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Attracts: Hummingbirds & Butterflies|
|Features: Fall Interest; Long Blooming; Fragrant Flower; Dwarf|
|Scientific Name: Opening Act Blush' Phlox hybrid USPP 27,462|
|Common Name: Opening Act Blush Phlox|
|Other Name(s): n/a|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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