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Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox

Phlox 'Phloxy Lady Denim Blue'

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Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox (Phlox 'Phloxy Lady Denim Blue') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Phlox 'Phloxy Lady Denim Blue' flowers

Phlox 'Phloxy Lady Denim Blue' flowers

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Phloxy Lady Series

Ornamental Features

Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox is covered in stunning white star-shaped flowers with purple eyes and powder blue centers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. Its small narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. 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 cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Phloxy Lady Denim Blue Annual Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features