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'Opening Act Ultrapink' Hybrid Phlox Phlox hybrid

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
2'4" 3' 71cm 91cm
Height: 22" - 2'4"
Spread: 2'8" - 3'
Height: 56cm - 71cm
Spread: 81cm - 91cm
  • Details

    22 - 28 Inches
    32 - 36 Inches
    32 - 36 Inches
    56cm - 71cm
    81cm - 91cm
    81cm - 91cm


    This early blooming Phlox will add a long season of color to your garden with its fluoresecent rose pink flowers. Overall, it looks light pink. The dark green, glossy foliage is mildew and disease resistant.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    22 - 28 Inches 56cm - 71cm
    32 - 36 Inches 81cm - 91cm
    32 - 36 Inches 81cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Fluorescent rose pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in consistently moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Thrives with regular fertilization. Provide good air circulation.

    'Opening Act Ultrapink' Phlox hybrid USPP 32,093, Can PBRAF
  • 5 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I was really disappointed with this plant in a zone 7 mid-summer and left a review to say so, but then it rallied and bloomed until November! Which is to say that it's entirely worth the mid-summer doldrums. I'd delete my previous review if only PW allowed....

      , 2 years ago
    • Picked up 3 of these on a whim at Lowe’s and the flowers are absolutely stunning. The pink color almost glows and looks beautiful adjacent to other bold colors. The plants needed frequent watering when first transplanted in the spring. Once their root systems took hold, they require little maintenance other than the occasional deadheading. One of my favorite flowers in the garden!

      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I've had success with other Proven Winners plants, but at mid-summer, this one rates as a mistake and disappointment. The color isn't even close to what is prominently pictured--in real life here in Zone 7 the color is much paler and less distinct. And the further dealbreaker is that the plant needs deadheading if you don't want a phlox whose main features by June are brown crispy spent flowers.

      , 2 years ago
    • I bought and planted it last spring. I live in zone 7. It did fine last summer. It came back this spring and it looks amazing. The plant is slightly fuller and taller than last year. The color is bright and eye catching in the garden. I am very pleased and look forward to many more seasons of enjoying this plant.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I saw this plant at Lowe’s and thought it had the most beautifully colored blooms. Unfortunately it was the last one left in its color, so I may not have gotten the best of the selection. I also bought two others in “pink-a-dot.” My experience with the differently colored plants of the same type of phlox varies greatly, despite being planted in the same spot and being cared for equally. One of the “pink-a-dots” is thriving. Its flowers lasted the longest and its leaves look the healthiest. The other “pink-a-dot,” however, turned brown, shriveled up, and dried out almost immediately after planting it. It looked like I had lit it on fire. I suspect that my dog peed on it. SO, if you have dogs (particularly male dogs), be warned that this plant can not tolerate dog urine at all. I cut it all back almost to the ground. On the upside, though, it IS starting to produce the tiniest bit of new (bright green!) growth at the base. So it seems like the roots weren’t totally fried. The “ultra pink” falls somewhere in the middle in terms of performance. It looked pretty nice in the container, but once I planted it, most of the blooms wilted and expired and many of the leaves turned brown and crispy. I’ve tried to remove all of the crispy brown leaves in an attempt to prevent whatever the problem is from spreading and it seems to help a little. Still, the leaves are much more yellow-toned than the “pink-a-dot” that is doing well. It’s only June and it seems like the initial set of blooms on these plants was early (May). I’m hoping I get another round of blooms through the summer but am not seeing much evidence that this will occur.

      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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