- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 22 - 26 Inches
- Width 2.5 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4-8
Phlox is a favorite North American native plant that is prized for its long bloom time in the summer. Opening Act Pink-a-Dot” is a lovely hybrid variety that features near-white flowers with a dazzling dark-pink central star. Opening Act Pink-a-Dot blooms earlier than other phlox and will bloom all through the summer, especially when deadheaded. Plus, the glossy green foliage is both mildew and disease resistant.
Phlox is a pollinator-friendly plant. Bees and butterflies will flock to the abundant blooms all summer long. Opening Act Pink-a-Dot is perfect for brightening up a border, mixing with native grasses, planting en masse, and mingling with other colorful flowers.
Opening Act Pink-a-Dot Phlox Care
Phlox do not like hot, humid conditions, so they are best for climates with dry summers or sites with good circulation. While phlox will grow in part-sun, it thrives in full sun conditions. Plant in rich, well-draining soil. Keep the soil consistently moist and fertilize every other month for best performance.
Deadhead to prolong blooming. Prune back in early spring. Phlox will slowly spread through stolons, so pull up any new plants you don’t want in spring, or transplant to another location. Thin out mature plants to encourage air circulation.
Opening Act Pink-a-Dot Phlox Spacing
This hybrid phlox is a vigorous grower and slow spreader. Give it 30-36” of space in the garden.
Opening Act Pink-a-Dot Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 22 - 26 Inches|
|Mature Width: 2.5 - 3 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 2.5 - 3 Feet|
|Growth Habit: Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Flower Shade: Near White and Dark Pink|
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Dark Green|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Resists: Disease, Mildew|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, 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 hybrid USPPAF 31,732, Can PBRAF|
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 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
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.