Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata 'Pink Flame'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Flame
Additional cultivar information:(PP11804; Flame Series, aka Bartwelve)
Hybridized by Bartels
Registered or introduced: 1999

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Concord, North Carolina

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Walterboro, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 4, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Phlox paniculata has pollen that's low in allergenicity.

Positive

On Aug 29, 2011, themikesmom wrote:

'Pink flame', is one of the hardiest of all phlox I've ever grown. It is even hardier than 'Laura', as laura phlox is not all that it is cracked up to be as it has burnt out twice in my NC garden. Pink flame has outlasted all the other garden phlox this year in my garden as it is late August and it still is just as green as when I planted it.

Positive

On Jun 23, 2008, BDunn from Sunset Beach, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

Just purchased 12 of these at Lowe's. What a pretty little Phlox! You can definitely tell it's smaller so I don't think it will get leggy looking at the end of the season. Beautiful pink color and nice foliage!