LOVE THIS PLANT! I put two of these in my garden back in 2020, and not only did they bloom early for Zone 5, but they KEPT ON GOING. I deadheaded / cut them back by 1/3 in July, and by late August they'd flushed back with as many blooms as they had in May. Absolutely stunning & and go-getter in the garden. I highly recommend them. Saying that, I hoped all the Opening Act phloxes would behave the same, but sadly I bought "Blush", and while the color was gorgeous, it bloomed in spring/early summer and then faded. Nothing but leaves the rest of the season. Interesting how the colors behave differently when it comes to longevity and reblooming.
'Opening Act Pink-a-Dot' Hybrid Phlox Phlox hybrid
This naturally dwarf, early blooming Phlox will add a long season of color to your garden. Near white flowers have a dark pink, central star pattern. The dark green, glossy foliage is mildew and disease resistant.Fragrant FlowerLong BloomingFall InterestAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:22 - 26 InchesSpacing:30 - 36 InchesSpread:30 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:Near white and dark pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight 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:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil 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.'Opening Act Pink-a-Dot' Phlox hybrid USPPAF 31,732, Can PBRAF
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Megan E., Maine, United States, 10 weeks ago
This plant blooms like crazy it grows much shorter than I thought so a nice plant to tuck in a flower bed i've only had this plant since march and it does amazing in part shade I recommend!!gardener101, 3 years ago