- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Perennial phlox, with its fragrant masses of flowers, has long been a staple in cottage and colonial gardens and in cut-flower plantings. The Volcano Soft Pink garden phlox is an updated phlox bred to offer gardeners numerous advantages. Unlike traditional phlox varieties, the Volcano series has high levels of resistance to diseases like powdery mildew. It also offers a more compact, low-growing habit with upright stems that will not collapse and require staking or trimming to simply maintain form.
The flowers on this plant are exceptionally fragrant and soft pink with a darker pink center. Blooms appear throughout the entire summer if properly maintained and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. In comparison to conventional perennial phlox, the Volcano soft pink has low maintenance requirements. It is an excellent choice for a traditional perennial border, against a white picket fence, or in foundation plantings.
Volcano Soft Pink Garden Phlox Care
Plant the Volcano soft pink in full sun to partial sun to ensure a healthy phlox plant. When planting, choose a site with fertile, well-drained soil or work compost into the top 12 inches of soil. This phlox can tolerate fairly dry conditions but will perform best with weekly or more frequent irrigation during hot, dry weather. Feed it in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to encourage vigorous growth.
After the first flush of flowering, cut the plant back by two-thirds. This will encourage branching and repeat blooming. Deadheading ensures continuous blooming. Cut the foliage back after the first killing frost each fall.
Volcano Soft Pink Garden Phlox Spacing
This phlox grows 18 to 24 inches tall with a spread of 12 to 15 inches. If you are planting several of this phlox variety, space them about 15 inches apart. This phlox can be grown in a container as long as it is three gallons or larger and has plenty of holes for drainage.
Volcano® Soft Pink Garden Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Spacing: 12 - 15 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Bloom Period: June through September|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Volcano Phlox|
|Common Name: Volcano® Soft Pink Garden Phlox|
|Scientific Name: PHLOX `VOLCANO SOFT PINK/DARK 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.