Chock-full of oomph and charisma, Phlox are enduring warm weather beacons, appreciating moist well-drained soil, frequent deadheading and deep basal waterings. Periodic thinning to just four or six stalks ensures healthier paniculata cultivars.
A top-performer at Mt. Cuba’s Phlox trials for its sturdy, disease-resistant habit plus redolent flower-power, ‘Forever Pink’ is the brainchild of Dr. Jim Ault, the Chicago Botanical Garden’s talented plant breeder. Fancied by butterflies and hummingbirds, vivacious 1 in. wide, saturated pink blooms are thankfully sterile, unfurling prior to the paniculatas in early summer, then again in autumn. This Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora and Phlox ‘Bill Baker’ descendant hosts mildew-free light green leaves and strong upright stems, which form a uniform, mostly evergreen, close-knit basal clump.
Blooms June & September–October
Size: 16" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Phlox x arendsii ‘Miss Mary’
- Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’
- Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’
- Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’
- Phlox glaberrima ‘Morris Berd’
- Phlox ‘Minnie Pearl’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Countess of Schwerin’
- Phlox paniculata ‘David’
- Phlox paniculata ‘David’s Lavender’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Juliglut’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky (Dusterlohe)’
- Phlox paniculata ‘Olenka’