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PHLOX drummondii '21st Century Rose Star'( 21ST CENTURY SERIES)
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The pretty and easy-to-grow, heat tolerant 21st Century Series Rose Star phlox bears unique clusters of starry flowers that are variable tones of dark rose, pink and light pink. The compact, mounding plants produce side branches readily, forming a full specimen and bloom across the heat of summer, not just in spring and fall. This low, mounding, frost-tender annual is a highly bred selection of the Texas native Phlox drummondii.
Small, narrow, lance-shaped leaves adorn the tender stems. Tiny hairs cover the leaves and stems and give the plants a sticky sensation when touched. The flowers appear a few weeks after the seeds germinate. The five-petaled blooms are tubular at the base and flattened and radial at the mouth. This cultivar has rosy pink flowers with fluctuations of tone, blending to a dark pink-red eye in the blossom's center. The multi-colored blossoms attract butterflies and have a light, sweet scent.
Grow annual phlox in full sun and fertile, well-drained garden soil. Plant it outdoors only after the danger of frost has passed. Better tolerant of summertime heat, they may also be planted as a winter annual in hot climates. This cultivar offers a pretty show with unique coloration in seasonal annual beds and along container edges.
12 - 1
A2, A3, H1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
7"-10" / 17.8cm - 25.4cm
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall
Pink, Light Pink, Rose, Dark Red
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border
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