Bright pink blooms that won't fade!
Vivid rosy pink blooms with silvery white eyes stand tall in your garden with Alexandra Phlox. This striking new hue among the phlox family is a sure standout in an established garden and an easy starting point for a novice gardener. The old fashioned fragrance of the flowers just makes it that much more desirable for your landscape.
The deep, rosy pink blooms of Alexandra Phlox stand tall above the dark green leaves. It’s visible for a long distance so you’ll be able to see it all the way across your yard. You’ll want it closer, though. The rich color of the blooms is only matched by their heady aroma.
Phlox has long been a cottage gardener’s favorite plant because it’s easy to grow and hardy. This cultivar is hardy from zone 8 all the way down to 3! It’s bred from a plant native to the Southeastern US so you know it’s a sturdy little gem.
Alexandra Phlox makes a statement with color and height, growing from 24 to 36 inches tall. However, it’s a bit more compact in its growth habit than some of its cousins, spreading only about 12 to 24 inches. They like a little room to breathe so plant them about 18 to 24 inches apart in full sun for the most glorious show of blooms.
Since it has that compact growth habit, Alexandra will be a wonderful addition to a container garden or a smaller garden. It’s tall, bright blooms are small but they grow in big clusters. You don’t need a lot of space to make a big impact with this plant.
It is ideal for bigger yards, too. It can soften a long fence line with its colorful blooms. It will also make a bright statement at the back of a perennial bed. Alexandra Phlox self-seeds so you can multiply your plants just by collecting seeds.
Those sweet-smelling dark pink blooms will appear earlier than other phlox varieties. Alexandra blooms in the late spring, around April, and the blooming season can last till early summer with some very basic care. Just deadhead the fading flowers to encourage a longer blooming season. Pinch them off with your fingers or simply snip them. You’ll probably be bringing the cut flowers inside anyway so it’s not much of a chore.
This plant is just as easy-going when it some to soil and watering as well. It needs only an average supply of water and it tolerates a wide range of soils, even poor soils. Alexandra was bred to be resistant to many common plant diseases and it’s particularly resistant to the powdery mildew that plagues gardeners with damp yards.
This bold new hue is the easy to grow accent your garden needs.