- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 10
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Volcano Plum Garden Phlox is a high-performing phlox variety with a dense and vigorous form. It puts out masses of fragrant rosy flowers in the summer, which are perfect for cutting. The flower stems are sturdy and never flop under the weight of all those blooms. The medium green pointed leaves look lush and full all summer. This variety stays fairly compact at 24 - 30 inches high.
Volcano Plum is an upright perennial with multiple branches and a spreading habit. This strain will develop drought tolerance and is resistant to powdery mildew, which is a major improvement over the species plant. Plant them in groups to add a wave of color to a perennial bed, hillside, or foundation planting. Mix them with other warm-toned flowering perennials for a beautiful sunset color scheme. They also look fabulous as the ‘thriller’ in mixed container plantings.
Volcano® Plum Garden Phlox Care
This phlox performs best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. It adapts to a range of soil conditions, including sandy, clay, and dry soils; note that it does not tolerate standing water. Volcano Plum can withstand drought conditions but looks its best in evenly moist soil over the summer. It is also more tolerant of heat than the species plant, but appreciates some shade in hot climates. Fertilize in spring with an all-purpose formula to boost blooming over the summer.
Cut back the foliage in late fall or winter before new growth emerges in spring. This plant does not require deadheading.
Volcano® Plum Garden Phlox Spacing
If planting in groups, space Volcano Plum approximately 20 inches apart, which will provide good air circulation. Grow them in containers at least 18 inches in diameter, and size up the container every spring to accommodate the spreading rootball.
Volcano® Plum Garden Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 10
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches
|Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
|Habit: Spreading, Upright
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Bloom Period: June through September
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Thriller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Volcano Phlox
|Common Name: Volcano® Plum Garden Phlox
|Scientific Name: PHLOX `VOLCANO PLUM`
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 Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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.