Bought these as 4-inch cans and planted in early June. These were ROCK STARS! Planted in-ground in a Chicago courtyard where they received close to 6 hours of sun from 12-6pm. They were covered in blooms all year with no disease issues. Will definitely be buying more of these in the future. If you want the color and effect of supertunias but struggle to keep them consistently watered you might want to try this as an alternative.
Intensia® Blueberry Phlox drummondii
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).
FeaturesI can go ALL summer.
Heat tolerant and mildew tolerant. Excellent landscape plants.Award WinnerFall InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:10 - 16 InchesSpacing:8 - 12 InchesSpread:10 - 16 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Blue-PurpleFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in landscapes with good drainage and in containers of all types.Maintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary. This is not necessarily true of all Phlox.
Will do best in well-drained soil.
Rabbits may find Phlox very tasty.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.Intensia® Blueberry Phlox drummondii 'USPLX60306' USPP 21,646, Can 4,144
59431211Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Chicago Gardener, Illinois, United States, 1 year ago
I am enchanted with the Blueberry Intensia Phlox! I planted two of them in a large pot and they immediately became the prettiest part of the arrangement. The flowers are similar to tiny petunias in a rich purple. They make a fluffy mound of color and when planted near the edge, drape elegantly over the side. These are my new favorites!Deb, Hawaii, United States, 6 years ago
A bit of a late bloomer, but it kept on coming and even resisted early frosts!J Ross, Ontario, Canada, 11 years ago
This is a great plant. We have a large long outdoor flower box, which face south and is great. It also withstood a very bad winter with temps in the 30's.E. Cirou, Florida, United States, 11 years ago
strong grower, mounting creeper, attracts butterflies, always bloomingJ, Texas, United States, 11 years ago
Amazing little hybrid. We live in the Hawaii of Canada and our weather is very hot in the summer in the Okanagan Valley. I will use this in place of Lobelia for sure.Denise, British Columbia, Canada, 11 years ago
What a beautiful color with incredible performance. I planted this in full sun with orange NonStop Begonias and it was an incredible display. This year I'm going to grow lots more of this Phlox. It is a Proven Winner!Lynne Travis-Pence, New Hampshire, United States, 11 years ago
Struggle to keep it healthy.chris, Wisconsin, United States, 11 years ago
I had this in containers this year and it was fantastic!Russell Studebaker, Missouri, United States, 11 years ago
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