- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 4 - 8 Inches
- Width 24 - 28 Inches
- Growing Zones 3-8
Fill a container or garden bed with reddish-pink flowers in spring with a mass planting of Spring Bling Ruby Riot Phlox (Phlox hybrid). Phlox are native to North American and among the best groundcovers, since the foliage nearly disappears once flowering begins for a mound or carpet of color. But once blooming stops, the green, needle-like leaves remain for evergreen color. This makes them a perfect low-growing flowering perennial to use as a container filler or to border the front of a garden bed.
Spring Bling Ruby Riot reaches only 4 to 8 inches tall in a spreading growth pattern. Each plant can spread about 2 feet wide. It should come back each spring in zones 3 through 8, and when the blooms appear, you will know by the bling and the fragrance. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. Phlox are salt tolerant, so you can use them to add a colorful spring border along sidewalks or driveways. Or feature one or two plants as groundcover around the base of a post or other structure.
Spring Bling Ruby Riot Phlox Care
Plant your phlox in spring after the ground is ready to work and has no melted snow or ice. Place it where it can get at least 6 hours of sun a day to enjoy its full flowering effect. It can grow in average or even poor soil, but prefers soil that is slightly gritty and alkaline in pH. The gritty soil aids in drainage. Although these phlox need average water, they will not do well if they sit in soggy soil.
Avoid watering your phlox after rain, and do not overwater the plants so that the soil remains wet. Apply a balanced garden fertilizer in spring if you like or spread fresh compost or organic mulch around the garden bed or container to slowly feed the plant. You can remove dead flowers in summer if you like, or wait until fall and only cut off faded growth. If the phlox plants spread into one another or where not desired, divide them in spring, taking the stems and full roots of three offshoots, or sections, to replant in another area.
Spring Bling Ruby Riot Phlox Spacing
Although the spreading plants create a gorgeous carpet-like effect as they grow toward one another, do not let them get overcrowded. Start by spacing your plox 24 to 28 inches apart from center to center. Then divide if necessary after a few years.
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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.
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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.