Phlox paniculata 'Red Riding Hood'
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- Bright red flowers add dramatic flair to the garden
- Seldom needs staking
- Makes great cut flowers
This Phlox makes a bold statement in the garden with its vivacious cherry-red clusters of flowers. The leaves are lance-shaped and green. The fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Outstanding compact habit makes this plant a keeper. U.S. native.
Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Rain Gardens
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Notable Features: Fragrant, Heat Tolerant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Garden Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. Fertilizing bi-monthly and keeping moisture levels consistent will help it thrive. Although this variety does resist mildew, it will still benefit from being watered at the soil level rather than overhead, and from being planted with ample space rather than crowding. Deadheading will prolong bloom time, but if you want them to self-seed be sure to leave some flower heads on past the blooming.