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Purple Garden Phlox

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Once a weekFull sunSummer to fall
  • Vibrant Blooms: Purple Garden Phlox produces large clusters of fragrant purple flowers that bloom from mid-summer to early fall, creating a vivid display.
  • Pollinator Magnet: This phlox variety attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, enhancing garden biodiversity and supporting pollinator populations.
  • Mildew Resistant: Bred for its resistance to powdery mildew, this phlox maintains healthy foliage throughout the growing season, ensuring a more attractive plant.

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Purple Garden Phlox, scientifically known as Phlox paniculata 'Balsukafus', is a stunning perennial that adds vibrant fuschia-purple blooms to gardens and landscapes. Known for its large flower clusters and sweet fragrance, this phlox variety is perfect for borders, cottage gardens, and pollinator gardens. Its long blooming period and easy care requirements make it a beloved choice for gardeners.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; mature height of 18-24 inches and width of 12-18 inches.

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Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Cut back the plant in late fall to prepare for winter and promote vigorous growth in the spring.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to support healthy growth and abundant flowering. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of blooms.

Winter Protection: In colder regions, mulch around the base of the plant to insulate the roots and protect against frost heave during winter.


Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Place the plant in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Space plants 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth.

Water regularly, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Purple Garden Phlox prefers full sun to partial shade, thriving in areas with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 4-8

Purple Garden Phlox thrives in USDA grow zones 4-8, performing well in a range of climates. It can withstand cold winters and warm summers, provided it is planted in well-drained soil and receives adequate sunlight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Garden phlox typically grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet and spreads about 1 to 2 feet wide. The plant forms upright clumps with sturdy stems, producing large clusters of fragrant flowers. The size can vary slightly depending on the specific variety and growing conditions. To achieve the best growth and flower production, ensure garden phlox is planted in full sun with well-drained soil and receives regular watering and care. Proper spacing and air circulation also help maintain the plant's health and size.

Garden phlox is known for its relatively fast growth rate. When planted in ideal conditions with full sun, well-drained soil, and regular watering, garden phlox can establish itself quickly. In the first growing season, you can expect noticeable growth, and by the second year, the plant will typically reach its full size, which can be up to 2 to 4 feet tall and about 1 to 2 feet wide. With proper care, garden phlox will bloom profusely in mid to late summer, adding vibrant color to your garden. Regular maintenance such as deadheading and proper spacing also contribute to its healthy and vigorous growth.

The best place to plant garden phlox is in a location that meets the following criteria:

Full Sun: Choose a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Full sun promotes robust growth and abundant flowering.

Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the soil is well-drained and rich in organic matter. Garden phlox prefers moist, fertile soil but cannot tolerate waterlogged conditions.

Good Air Circulation: Plant in an area with good air circulation to help prevent fungal diseases such as powdery mildew. Avoid crowded spaces where airflow is restricted.

Moderate Protection: While garden phlox enjoys full sun, a location that provides some afternoon shade in extremely hot climates can help protect the plant from excessive heat stress.

Proximity to Other Plants: Plant garden phlox near other perennials with similar sunlight and water requirements for a cohesive and healthy garden design.

By selecting a planting location that offers these conditions, you can ensure that your garden phlox will thrive, producing vibrant blooms and maintaining its health throughout the growing season.

When planting garden phlox, space the plants about 18 to 24 inches apart. This spacing ensures good air circulation around the plants, which helps prevent diseases such as powdery mildew. Adequate spacing also allows each plant to grow and spread without competing for nutrients and water, promoting healthier growth and more abundant blooms. By providing enough space between plants, you create a visually appealing garden while maintaining the health and vitality of your garden phlox.

To care for garden phlox and ensure it thrives, follow these steps:

Planting Location: Choose a spot with full sun, where the plant will receive at
To care for garden phlox and ensure it thrives, follow these steps:

Planting Location: Choose a spot with full sun, where the plant will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Good air circulation helps prevent fungal diseases.

Soil: Plant garden phlox in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during dry periods. Water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to powdery mildew.

Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring when new growth begins. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can promote foliage over flowers.

Mulching: Mulch around the base of the plant with organic material like compost or shredded bark. Mulching helps retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.

Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Cut back the stems to about 2 inches above the soil after the first frost in the fall.

Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for signs of powdery mildew, aphids, and spider mites. Treat as needed with appropriate fungicides or insecticidal soaps.

Division: Divide garden phlox every 3-4 years in the spring or fall to maintain vigor and prevent overcrowding.

By following these care guidelines, your garden phlox will remain healthy and produce beautiful blooms throughout the growing season.

Garden phlox prefers full sun to thrive and produce its best blooms. It should receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering. While it can tolerate partial shade, too much shade can result in fewer flowers and make the plant more susceptible to powdery mildew and other diseases. Planting garden phlox in a location with good air circulation and ample sunlight will help ensure healthy, vigorous growth and an abundance of vibrant flowers throughout the blooming season.

Garden phlox typically blooms in mid to late summer, with flowering periods often starting in July and extending through September. The exact timing can vary based on your local climate and growing conditions. During this period, garden phlox produces abundant, fragrant flower clusters that add vibrant color to your garden. To encourage prolonged blooming, deadhead the spent flowers regularly. This not only keeps the plant looking tidy but also promotes the growth of new blooms, extending the flowering season and enhancing the overall beauty of your garden.

To winterize garden phlox, follow these steps:

Cut Back Stems: After the first frost, cut back the stems to about 2 inches above the soil level. This helps prevent disease and pest problems over the winter.

Remove Debris: Clear away any fallen leaves and plant debris around the base of the plant. This reduces the chances of fungal diseases and pests.

Apply Mulch: Add a layer of mulch around the base of the plant, about 2-3 inches thick. Use materials like straw, pine needles, or shredded bark. Mulching helps insulate the roots from extreme temperature fluctuations and retains soil moisture.

Check for Diseases: Inspect the plant for any signs of disease or pests before winter sets in. Treat any issues accordingly to prevent them from worsening during dormancy.

Watering: Ensure the soil is adequately moist before the ground freezes. This helps the plant survive through winter drought conditions.

By following these steps, you can protect your garden phlox during the winter months, ensuring it remains healthy and ready to thrive in the spring.

Yes, garden phlox will survive a freeze. Garden phlox is a hardy perennial that can tolerate cold temperatures and frost. Once established, it can endure freezing temperatures typical of winter in many regions. However, to protect the plant and ensure its survival, it's beneficial to mulch around the base of the plant in late fall. This helps insulate the roots and prevents damage from severe freezes. In the spring, remove the mulch and any dead foliage to promote healthy new growth. Garden phlox's resilience to cold weather makes it a reliable choice for perennial gardens.

Yes, garden phlox should be cut back in the fall. Cutting back garden phlox helps to prevent the spread of diseases and pests that can overwinter in the plant debris. After the first frost, trim the stems down to about 2 inches above the soil level. Removing the foliage and stems also improves air circulation around the base of the plant, reducing the risk of fungal diseases in the spring. This pruning practice ensures healthier and more vigorous growth in the following growing season, allowing your garden phlox to thrive and produce beautiful blooms.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!