I planted 3 bare roots directly into a flower bed last fall and they are thriving here in zone 7. They all bloomed from April until August with just a little deadheading. I will definitely be getting more because they are hardy and easy to grow.
'Opening Act Romance' Hybrid Phlox Phlox hybrid
This early blooming Phlox will add a long season of color to your garden with its rich lavender pink flowers. Flowers have a small white halo at the center. Forms a dome-like habit.Award WinnerFragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerAttracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:20 - 22 InchesSpacing:32 - 36 InchesSpread:32 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Rich lavender pinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer 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: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.'Opening Act Romance' Phlox hybrid USPP 33,101, Can PBRAF