I bought three of Opalescence Phlox summer this year. They were so pretty even when the flowers were starting to fade/drop but I got them because Phlox is known for mildew issues and this cultivar boasted most resistance to mildew. However, by end of summer, leaves of the 3 plants started to curl up, brown and drop, now even the stems are turning brown. I did not save my receipt (thinking PW plants are usually good quality) so I cannot return them for a refund. My garden bed is on drip irrigation and all the other plants are doing great except for this phlox. Hoping PW can send me a replacement (maybe I just got a bad batch?) since I cannot return them To the store for a refund/credit. So very disappointed.
Luminary™ 'Opalescence' Tall Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata
- 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).
Light pink flowers have dark pink eyes and form defined panicles. Dark green leaves. One of the very best for disease resistance; a care-free plant.Fragrant FlowerDisease ResistantAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 - 32 InchesSpacing:24 - 28 InchesSpread:24 - 28 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Light pink with dark pink eyeFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Grows best in consistently moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Thrives with regular fertilization. Provide good air circulation.Luminary™ 'Opalescence' Phlox paniculata USPP 33,295, Can PBRAF
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Carriage Garden, Illinois, United States, 12 weeks ago