- 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
Garden Phlox are some of the most deliciously scented flowers in the summertime garden. The only problem is that older varieties need strong support from staking in order to look their best. Volcano® Purple Garden Phlox is a much more compact and sturdy introduction that needs virtually no staking. The overall size of the plant is smaller, but the highly scented blooms remain large and profuse. The Volcano® Series of garden Phlox have been bred from an heirloom variety grown in Eastern Europe that is extremely resistant to the usual mildew and fungal diseases that Phlox are susceptible to.
Phlox should be planted in a spot where they can be smelled, especially in the early evening when their scent seems to concentrate in the cooler air. Planted in a container on a deck or patio is a great way to be able to appreciate the whole look of this herbaceous perennial. Volcano® Purple could be used as either the “filler” or the “thriller” in a mixed container and also makes a long lived cut flower in a vase.
Volcano® Purple Garden Phlox Care
Garden Phlox flower best when they have a full sun spot in the garden. Shade either early in the day or in the late afternoon is acceptable. Well drained, moist soil is necessary. Mulching annually with leaves or organic compost will help soil to hold more moisture. A neutral pH and average soil texture are preferred by this low maintenance perennial. Fertilizing with a slow release, well balanced fertilizer keeps Volcano® Purple blooming happily.
Fall clean up is easy with Garden Phlox. Cutting the stems back to 6 inches above the soil is all that is needed. Mulch around the plant crown to add insulation for the winter. The Volcano® Series is sterile, not setting viable seeds. The plants can be divided every 3-4 years if they start to outgrow their spot in the garden. The best time to divide is late in the summer so that the new plants have time to establish new roots before winter.
Volcano® Purple Garden Phlox Spacing
Planting Garden Phlox in groups of 3 and 5 plants help to give your garden bed impact and to smother weeds. The mature height of Volcano® Purple is 18-24 inches with a width of 12-15 inches. Planting is recommended at 12 inches on center.
Volcano® Purple 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® Purple Garden Phlox|
|Scientific Name: PHLOX `VOLCANO PURPLE W/ WHITE EYE`|
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 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.