Phlox paniculata Luminary™ ‘Opalescence’

(Opalescence Garden Phlox)


$13.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

The flagship variety of the LUMINARY™ Collection and the gold standard of powdery mildew resistance. In an extensive mildew trial, this was the very best variety to display resistance. Light pink flowers have dark pink eyes and are produced over dark green leaves; the darkest green we’ve seen on a Phlox paniculata.

Description

Grow in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. Best in full sun. Prefers rich, moist, organic soils. Needs good air circulation (space well and thin out stems as needed) to help combat potential powdery mildew problems. Intolerant of drought and needs to be watered in dry spells. Avoid overhead watering however. Appreciates a summer mulch which helps keep the root zone cool. Remove faded flower panicles to prolong bloom period and to prevent unwanted self-seeding (cultivars generally do not come true from seed).

Additional information

Common Name

Opalescence Garden Phlox

Botanical Name

Phlox paniculata 'Opalescence'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

32 in.

Width

24-30"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average, Consistent moisture

Blooming Period

June-August

Flower Color

Light pink with a darker center

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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