Phlox carolina ‘Kim’

(Kim Carolina Phlox)


$10.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Phlox carolina ssp. carolina ‘Kim’ is a fantastic selection that was discovered by Jan Midgley in Alabama. It performed much better than any other cultivar of Carolina phlox in the Mt. Cuba trials. What sets ‘Kim’ apart from other members of the species is its lush and vigorous habit (2’ tall) that remains sturdy and disease-free all season long. The leaves are also a lighter shade of green, almost lime-colored, which can prolong its horticultural interest in the garden. However, the most impressive feature of ‘Kim’ is its show-stopping light pink flowers which blanket the plant from late May through early June.  (Mt. Cuba Center)

Description

Native to a wide area throughout the southeast, Carolina phlox prefers well drained soil, in full sun or some shade, and is heat tolerant. Cut back to 1 to 2 inches above ground level after the first fall frost. Propagation is by division in fall or cuttings.

Additional information

Common Name

Kim Carolina Phlox

Botanical Name

Phlox carolina ssp. carolina 'Kim'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

18-24"

Width

24-48"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period

mid spring to early summer

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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