Red Riding Hood Phlox
One of the Few Cherry Red Phlox!
The Red Riding Hood Garden Phlox is a powerhouse of vibrant flowers atop tall strong stemmed plants.
Here's why this perennial is a keeperâ€¦
• Long-lasting blooms throughout the summer
• Great container plant
• Ideal for cut flowers
• Extremely cold hardy
Cherry red blooms makes the Red Riding Hood one of the most popular phlox variety. Its huge fragrant flower heads (up to 6 inches in diameter) are perfect for a backdrop to perennial beds. Each flower can last up to a month, and the entire blooming time is from early summer into the fall. You can also snip the heads and add to a vase for a burst of dazzling colors and smells in your home. Plus, the hummingbirds and butterflies will make daily visits!
Big Blooms, Little Maintenance
With some care, your phlox will maintain its flowery vigor. Keep your plant in rich, well-drained soil. Soil types can vary from clay to loam to sand. The Red Riding Hood loves the full sun, but it can still be showstopper in the partial shade. Practically pest and disease free!
Feed at least once a month in the growing season with a good all-purpose organic fertilizer. Prune early in the spring if you want a more compact look, and deadhead in the summer to ensure longer blooms well into the fall.
Lovely in Any Setting
The Red Riding Hood is considered one the top field flowers, and its addition to landscapes is a necessity for any gardener. Adorn the flower beds or add as a front feature to rock walls or hedges. Make a bouquet or liven up your porch with a container garden of lovely reds!