Phlox paniculata 'Early Pink Candy' - Garden Phlox (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Phlox paniculata 'Early™ Pink Candy'

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 Pink Candy' has fragrant light pink flowers with a white edge that cover the plant. Blooms many weeks in summer and thrives best in semi-shade. 'Pink Candy' 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 to part shade 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™ Pink Candy'

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