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Safari Dawn South African Phlox

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 6 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Phlox is a flowering favorite known to bloom from spring through the first frost. The Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox is adorned with bicolor flowers that are soft pink and fade to yellow near the base of the petals. This long-blooming plant is an excellent filler in containers, and the delicate stems can trail up to 8 inches. This mounding Phlox can grow to heights of 12 inches, and it will thrive in part sun.

The Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox is a variety of Jamesbrittenia native to South Africa. This plant is heat-tolerant, meaning it is more than capable of handling summer heat. Phlox makes a beautiful addition to borders, landscapes, and containers while also looking stunning when used as a mass planting. The Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox grows in USDA zones 10 and 11 as a perennial and is often grown as an annual in other zones.

Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox Plant Care

Phlox is an excellent choice for areas that receive part sun. Typically areas that receive 4 to 6 hours of light per day can easily sustain this plant. Avoid sites that receive more light which can burn the foliage—water when the top few inches of soil dry out and use well-draining soil. Phlox is not very picky about soil and can handle pH levels that are acidic, neutral, or alkaline.

This plant is not a heavy feeder. Fertilize when planting in the spring and again halfway through the growing season to maintain healthy landscape plantings. Container plants need more frequent feeding, and applying a water-soluble fertilizer every other month will promote new growth and plenty of blooms. The extra boost of nutrition can help carry the plants through the end of the summer and ensure a steady flow of flowers. It is common for plants to look tired or overgrown by late summer, and if this happens, trimming back ⅓ of the growth can freshen up the look and promote new branching and blooms.

Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox Plant Spacing

Phlox are mounding plants which means they grow up and out. A mature Phlox will be about 6 to 12 inches tall and spread out 12 to 24 inches from the base of the plant. Space Phlox 6 to 10 inches apart to create a lush carpet of foliage and flowers once the mature plants fill in. When grown in a container or hanging basket, the stems will cascade over the edge of the container and trail about 8 inches. 


Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 6 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 10 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Pink, Yellow
Flower Description: Rose With A Soft Yellow Eye
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Safari™ Dawn South African Phlox
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Jamesbrittenia hybrid 'NJAMSADAW' USPP, Can PBRAF

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   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
   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
   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
   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
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.


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!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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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