Phlox Luminary™ Sunset Coral
Proven Winners Luminary™ Sunset Coral:
A summer standout is the Tall Garden Phlox. Breed for improved disease resistance, the Luminary™ collection lights up the garden. Luminary™ Sunset Coral features beautiful coral pink blooms with a tinge of orange that light up the garden mid to late summer. We recommend planting in a full sun location with good airflow. After the initial bloom give it a light trim to encourage a rebloom cycle. Phlox Luminary™ Sunset Coral attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to the garden. Tall Phlox are native perennials that make for excellent cut flowers. Plant in mass, or as a border to create a bright focal point in the garden.
Full to Part Sun
Height: 30-32″/Spread: 30-32″
Summer to Fall
Size Available: 1 Gallon
Tall garden phlox (P. paniculata) is a low maintenance plant that adds a burst of color and interest to the summer garden. The flowers bear a mild fragrance and come in a wide range of colors appearing in panicles at the tops of 3 to 4 foot stems. These perennials also attract hummingbirds and butterflies. As an additional bonus, their sturdy stems render them a great choice for cut flowers. Garden phlox grows in upright clumps, and it is a moderately tall perennial. In fact, “tall phlox” is another of its common names. The species name of paniculata refers to the “panicles” of blooms (flower heads) held atop its stalks. Considering the value that garden phlox flowers add to a landscape, the care that they need is minimal. If located in a sunny spot and provided with a soil that drains well, they should thrive and come back year after year. Even their biggest problem, a disease known as powdery mildew, is rarely fatal but it can spoil their looks a bit.
Garden phlox attracts bees and other pollinating insects to the yard so you want to avoid spraying with insecticides or herbicides that can kill them.