Attract Hummingbirds with Large Magenta Blooms
Gardeners love Phlox "Nicky" because of its...
• rich color
• tolerance of conditions
• sweet fragrance
Velvety Rich Color
Phlox "Nicky" is one of the tallest plants in the Phlox family, presenting up to 4 foot high stems of fragrant, vibrant magenta flowers in mid to late summer. These velvety purplish blooms are each around 1 inch in diameter but group together in pyramid clusters up to 12 inches long, making for a long-lasting and rich, jewel-toned display. And the blooms aren't alone -- they attract hummingbirds and butterflies for an ever-changing wildlife parade.
Any Soil Type
Phlox in general are easy to place in a garden and Phlox "Nicky" is no exception. Requiring only consistently moist soil that's not too wet and not too dry, Nicky thrives in any soil type. While its growing conditions range from full sun to part shade, focus on the sun side and don't plant this phlox in dark places: you'll be rewarded with strong and bright blooms. Ensuring good air circulation by giving each plant some space around it helps to prevent powdery mildew.
Phlox "Nicky" is for you if you're looking for a tall plant with personality for the back of your flower beds or around your deck. Nicky has a sweet scent and is a strong butterfly attraction so it's great for places where you can take the time to sit and watch your flowers. Plant it in your cut flower garden as it looks, and smells, stunning in wildflower bouquets.