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Phlox paniculata 'Early Purple Eye' - Garden phlox (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Phlox paniculata 'Early™ Purple Eye'

Garden Phlox

The Early Start series of garden phlox has the earliest bloom time of any paniculata phlox. Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than other types, 'Early Purple Eye' has bi-colored purple and white flowers that cover the plant and are also fragrant. Blooms many weeks in summer and thrives best in semi-shade. 'Early Purple Eye' has an upright and compact growth habit with exceptional branching.


Garden Phlox is a major butterfly lure, the flowers are great for cutting and look pretty in informal wildflower bouquets, and it is ideal for flower gardens and containers. 

Additional:

Host plant for the following butterflies (nectar)--Sachem, Silver-Spotted Skipper, Silvery Checkerspot , Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail, Zabulon

Garden Phlox Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full sun in areas with good air circulation to prevent mildew. Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds.

Height:

12-16 in

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Spread:

12-16 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Phlox paniculata 'Early™ Purple Eye'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Edging
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Container
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Specimen
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