It's easy to imagine these pretty blooms all along a mid to late season border, cutting through the summer's lingering heat with their cool-toned bicolor. In fact, with a mass of these all together, the little burst of color around each bloom's center look like polka dots! Blue Ice's blooms are accompanied by that classic spicy tall phlox fragrance. It's such an easy way to dress up your home--keep Blue Ice in your cutting garden and mix it into your fresh flower arrangements as a perfumed accent. You can also add it to a container garden as a special treat for passing butterflies.
Height 24 - 40 inches
Bloom Time Mid summer onwards.
Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Phlox paniculata 'Blue Ice'
Height:24 - 40 inches
Ship As:NO. 1 BAREROOT
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Light Requirements:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Foliage Type:2" - 5" long, lanceolate, dark green.
Bloom Time:Mid summer onwards.
Flower Form:Individual, flared trumpet-shaped flowers form dense pyramidal panicles ranging from 5" - 8" in size.
Planting Instructions:Plant firmly, set the buds 1" - 2" below soil level. If potted, set at same level it is in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
Soil Requirements:Well drained. Many Phlox tend to be susceptible to mildew, so plant in a sunny, airy location with good air circulation.
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast.
Pruning:Remove spent flower heads. Trim back to 2"-4" if mildew is a problem. After flowering
Winter Care:None special, except to mulch the first winter if fall planted. Remove early in the spring before growth starts.
Additional Information:Most varieties benefit from being divided every 3 - 4 years or when their flower production drops
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