- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Clusters of fiery, red blossoms erupt like a volcano out of the tips of the sturdy 18 to 24 inch stems and contrast well against the dark green foliage on this new phlox cultivar. A low growing, compact plant with a 15 to 18 inch spread it fills in an open space in the perennial bed nicely. This old fashioned cottage garden favorite produces showy, highly fragrant blooms from early July to September.
This low maintenance strain of phlox is highly resistant to powdery mildew, deer and is tolerant of mild drought conditions. It would be an excellent specimen plant in the perennial garden, mass planting or in a pot or container. Although winter-hardy in zones 4 to 9, plants grown in containers or pots would need to be brought indoors in areas where temperatures fall below freezing for extended periods of time.
Volcano® Red Garden Phlox Care
Phlox does best in full sun but will take some shade. It prefers a moist, well-drained soil but is tolerant of a wide range and will grow in average garden soil. It does not like wet areas.
Phlox growing tips can be pinched when the plants are 6 to 8 inches tall to encourage bushier plants with more flower heads. Deadheading is done immediately after flowering to prevent the plant from using its energy to set seed. Large clumps may be divided every 3 to 4 years. Cut stems back to a few inches above the ground in fall and lightly mulch for winter protection. Plants growing in pots or containers would need to be stored inside for the winter.
Volcano® Red Garden Phlox Spacing
Volcano Red should be spaced at a distance of 12 to 15 inches and would do well as a mass planting, walkway planting, accent in the perennial border and in a pot or container.
Volcano® Red Garden Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
|Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches
|Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches
|Habit: Spreading, Upright
|Flower Color(s): Red
|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® Red Garden Phlox
|Scientific Name: PHLOX `VOLCANO RED`
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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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
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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.