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Opening Act Romance Phlox

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 20 - 22 Inches
  • Mature Width 20 - 22 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

This flowering stunner may be known as 'Opening Act Romance' Phlox, but the blooms last well past the opening act and into the summer. The fragrant pinkish-purple flowers feature 5 lobes and have a white halo at the center, and the bright burst of floral color is anchored by slender green foliage. This mounding plant tops out around 20 to 22 inches tall, making it a beautiful addition to the middle of landscape plantings or used as a thriller in a container.

Phlox can be used in borders, landscapes, mass plantings, and containers, and it makes excellent cut flowers. This plant is native to North America, so it will thrive with very little care or maintenance once it is established. Phlox are great for pollinators and will draw in bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The 'Opening Act Romance' Phlox is a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8.

Opening Act Romance Phlox Care

Plant Phlox in areas that receive full to part sun. The ideal spot will receive at least 4 to 6 hours of daily sunlight. This plant has average water needs, so let the top few inches of soil dry out before giving the plant water. Established plants may only need water during a dry spell, but Phlox in pots will require water weekly. Use well-draining, fertile soil, and otherwise, Phlox is not fussy and can handle pH levels that are acidic or neutral. Regular feedings will promote new growth and plenty of blooms.

Phlox may look overgrown as the summer wears on, so trim the plant back by as much as ⅓ to encourage new branching and more flowers.

Opening Act Romance Phlox Spacing

The 'Opening Act Romance' Phlox is a medium height mounding plant and typically grows 20 to 22 inches tall. Space plants 33 to 36 inches apart when planting in the ground. A 12-inch pot provides enough space for 2 plants.

Opening Act Romance Phlox Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 20 - 22 Inches
Mature Spread: 3 Feet
Mature Spacing: 3 - Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Rich Lavender Pink
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Slender and have smooth margins
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Opening Act Romance Phlox
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Phlox hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
SKU:
PHLRO

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

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