Phlox paniculata 'Blue Flame' - Dwarf Garden Phlox (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Flame™'

Dwarf Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Blue Flame' is a dwarf series that has dark blue buds that open to blue and white pinwheeled flowers. Strong stems have excellent branching and are mildew resistant. Very attractive to hummingbirds.

Additional:

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

Dwarf Garden Phlox Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Prefers rich, moist, organic soils. Needs good air circulation (space well and thin out stems as needed). Intolerant of drought and needs to be watered in dry spells, but avoid overhead watering. 

Height:

12-18 in

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Spread:

8-12 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Phlox paniculata 'Blue Flame™'

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