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Forever Pink Garden Phlox

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Forever Pink Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Forever Pink’)A stunning hybrid producing masses of radiant pink flowers with tiny gold centres; compact, long blooming, and carefree; suitable for containers or small perennial borders; good mildew resistance; cut back faded flowers to encourage re-blooming

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
18 inches
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Phlox
Cultivar:
Forever Pink
Flower Color:
hot pink
Flower Period:
from late spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
lawn green
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Summer Phlox
Branching:
herbaceous
Density:
dense
Spacing:
15 inches
Flower Eye Color:
gold
Flower Form:
star
Flower Fragrance:
high

Ornamental Features

Forever Pink Garden Phlox is smothered in stunning fragrant conical hot pink star-shaped flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Forever Pink Garden Phlox is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Forever Pink Garden Phlox will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Forever Pink Garden Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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