- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 28 Inches
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 10
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox is a colorful, fuss-free perennial and workhorse of the garden. Ruby red blooms appear from late June through late July, on compact, sturdy stems. Plant Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox near a walkway or under a window to enjoy the explosion of bright, head-turning color and their subtle fragrance. They make an impressive color impact planted en masse.
Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox is a neat and compact perennial that produces sturdy branches from a central base point. Bred for high mildew resistance, once established they are very dependable garden performers. In addition to their vibrant color, their light fragrance attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox grows 28” in height with up to a 24-36” spread.
Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox Care
Plant Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight and partial afternoon shade. Space plants to allow for plenty of air circulation around each plant. Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox will benefit from using a slow-release granular formula when initially planted. When the first flowers fade, apply a balanced, diluted, liquid fertilizer to encourage a second flush of blooms. Incorporating generous amounts of organic matter into the soil, particularly if the soil is lean or sandy, delivers essential nutrients slowly to the roots. Try using peat moss, garden compost, or well-rotted manure.
Water Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox regularly, ideally in the morning, maintaining moist but not soggy soil. Avoid overhead watering by using drip irrigation or hand watering at the base of the plant to avoid splashing water on the leaves. Deadhead terminal blooms to encourage longer flowering. New flower buds will appear along the stem for a second flush, and they will continue to flower, often up until fall. Divide Volcano Ruby Garden Phlox plants after 3 years.
Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox Spacing
Plant Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox in garden areas that long to be filled with vibrant pops of color with other summer-flowering favorites. They are lovely in native plant gardens, in meadows, and naturalized areas. When planted en masse, space plants 24 inches or more on center, to allow adequate airflow and sunlight to reach all sides of the plant.
Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 10|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 28 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Bloom Period: Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers|
|Brand: Volcano Phlox|
|Common Name: Volcano® Ruby Garden Phlox|
|Scientific Name: Phlox Volcano Ruby|
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.