Grenadine Dream Phlox
Long Lasting, Purplish-Red Clusters of Flowers
Phlox "Grenadine Dream" is a good choice if you're looking for...
• unusual reddish-purple color
• long-blooming period
• tolerant of soil conditions
Standing tall at up to 1.5 feet, Phlox 'Grenadine Dream' is a mass of clustered flowers, whose reddish-purple color catches the eye and whose scent reaches your nose. From a distance, the clusters are a spectacular purple mass but, up close, they're a densely-packed collection of 1/2 inch flowers that bloom over a long period from summer to fall. Add in the contrasting oval-shaped dark green leaves, and Phlox 'Geraldine Dream' is a perennial that adds punch to any garden's design.
Grows in Partial Shade
The good news is that Phlox 'Grenadine Dreamï¿½ grows well in most soil types as long as the ground is organically rich and moist but well-drained. Grenadine Dream prefers sunny spots but still grows strongly in partial shade, so you can use it in areas with dappled sunlight. There's no bad news, but space the plants out to ensure good air circulation to combat potential problems of powdery mildew.
Phlox 'Grenadine Dreamï¿½ does require regular watering to ensure that the ground doesn't dry out, especially during dry spells. With just this care, plus snipping off the faded blooms, this plant will thrive through the growing season and produce flowers for a long time. A little extra work in putting down mulch in the summer time ensures that the roots remain cool.
Multitude of Uses
The care you invest in Phlox 'Grenadine Dreamï¿½ returns in a plant you can use anywhere in your garden, from an accent plant in your flower beds to the focal point in a mixed flower bed. Grenadine Dreamï¿½s compact size lends itself well to being part of a mixed use container on your patio. Contrast the purplish-red color of this phlox with yellow annuals such as marigolds for the most dynamic color schemes.