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Safari Sky South African Phlox

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Phlox is a mainstay of many gardens, thanks to the long-lasting delicate flowers. The tiny purple flowers feature a yellow eye and will first emerge in the spring. The plant will continuously bloom until the fall, ensuring a long growing season of blooms. The Safari™ Sky South African Phlox will grow as a perennial in USDA zones 10 and 11 and is an annual in other zones.

The Safari™ Sky South African Phlox has small green leaves that complement the lavender flowers, giving this mounding plant a full and lush look. This variety of Phlox is a type of Jamesbrittenia, and it balances the beauty of long-lasting flowers with minimal care. This plant will thrive in most applications, including borders, landscape, mass plantings, and containers.

Safari™ Sky South African Phlox Plant Care

As a native plant to South Africa, the Safari™ Sky South African Phlox is drought tolerant, making it well suited to the high temperatures of summer. Despite being drought-tolerant, the Phlox has average water needs. Water when the top few inches of the soil are dry. The plant is not very fussy about the soil as long as it is well-draining. The Safari™ Sky South African Phlox can live in acidic, alkaline, or neutral soil. Find an area that gets 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day to support healthy growth.

Fed Phlox during the spring. Landscape plantings will need a second feeding midsummer to maintain vibrant blooms while container-grown Phlox need to be fed more often, and fertilizing every other month will promote new growth and blooms. It may not always be necessary, but cut back any overgrowth around midsummer to keep the plant healthy and blooming.

Safari™ Sky South African Phlox Plant Spacing

Phlox are mounding plants, making them great for containers. Usually, 3 to 5 plants can comfortably live in a 12-inch container. The Safari™ Sky South African Phlox should reach 6 to 12 inches in height and spread out 12 to 24 inches. Space Phlox about 6 to 10 inches apart when planting, so the plants have room to grow.

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.