Garden Phlox 'Orange Perfection'

Phlox paniculata

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: paniculata (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Perfection



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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



Bloom Color:



Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:


Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

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


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

Cordele, Georgia

Machesney Park, Illinois

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Oak Park, Illinois

Plainfield, Illinois

Warrenville, Illinois

Fishers, Indiana

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Hopkins, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wayzata, Minnesota

Auburn, New Hampshire

Trenton, New Jersey

Jefferson, New York

Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Indiana, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Iredell, Texas

Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 30, 2016, EyeGarden from Oak Park, IL wrote:

In researching this plant, one vendor mentioned that you will achieve the best color for this phlox by planting it where it gets morning sun and afternoon shade. I only bought this plant today, so I can't vouch for this advice, but it's worth considering.


On Aug 12, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I've not been particularly crazy about phlox in the past; Orange Perfection is the first one I've planted in quite awhile. This is the second year . It has been mildew resistant and blooms nicely. I agree the color is not a true orange, but it's bright and I find it pleasing.


On Jul 22, 2011, gromet from Warrenville, IL wrote:

Orange Perfection seems to mean that the color orange shows up when conditions are perfect. Does perfect mean just full sun, or is there something else I can do with soil. Maybe more fertilizer/water? less fertilizer/water? I will appreciate any help because I would really like those orange flowers for an upcoming wedding. :o)


On Sep 26, 2010, Just_Grow_It from Manassas, VA wrote:

It's a decent enough plant, but it's definitely not orange. Not even close.


On Aug 6, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have to wait to see if this phlox gets bigger in time. Has not in the first year.Doesn't seem to have a lot of problems with the mildew . It is the last of my phlox to bloom . Started the other day with one. It is a pretty color and I am glad that it actually is some sort of orange....Hope to be pleased next year..


On Jul 13, 2004, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love this one the color is amazing. I don't think there is any picture that can do it justice. So far the heat doesn't seem to bother it.


On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The color depends on growing conditions: under ideal circumstances, true orange can be achieved. There may be some salmon or fuchsia in it. Seed does not come true.