Phlox paniculata 'Coral Crème Drop' - GARDEN PHLOX 'CORAL CREME DROP'

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Phlox paniculata 'Ditomdre' = 'Coral Crème Drop' belongs to the Candy Store™ series and is sold under the trade name Coral Crème Drop. It is a compact cultivar, reaching approximately 3' tall. Healthy cultivar that doesn't suffer with powder mildew (can occur, but doesn't impact the plant's vitality or health). Eye-catching thanks to its salmon-pink flowers highlighted by dark stems and buds. One of the cultivars highly recommended by Mt. Cuba research center.

Tall phloxes flower for long period of time, but deadheading or "Chelsey chop" will prolong the blooming time even more. Regular upright clumps. As any other tall garden phlox – the best is to place it in the center of the flower bed, because the stems naturally loose their leaves, so plant some lower perennials in front of them. Great cut flower.

Best in flower beds, both private and public landscaping projects,cottage gardens, hummingbird and butterfly gardens or some naturalization.

Beautiful combinations can be reached combining with yellow, creme, white, orange yellow or pink flowers. If you go native (or nativar) style of planting, we highly suggest these perennials :

Agastache (tall blue or bluish flowering, Agastache ‘Black Adder‘ ), lower varieties of Coreopsis tripteris, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea tennesseensis, Eupatorium, Filipendula rubra ‘Venusta‘ or wild form, Helenium, Monarda didyma, other varieties of Phlox paniculata, Rudbeckia maxima, Rudbeckia fulgida, annual R. hirta, Veronicastrum or cultivars of grass Panicum virgatum.

Good non-native perennial combinations include Astilbe chinensis (taller varieties), Astrantia major, Delphinium, Geranium, Geum x hybridum, Hemerocallis, Leucanthemum superbum, Lilium, Persicaria amplexicaulis, Sanguisorba, Scabiosa caucasica or Thalictrum.

Very charming combinations are with nativars of native shrub – Hydrangea arborescens or non-native Hydrangea paniculata or some roses at the background.

 

Blooming time : July to August/September

Size : usually 3' tall and wide, spacing 1.5’

USDA zones : 4 to 8

Culture : full sun, half sun, light shade grows well in average soil, prefers good soil enriched with compost or other organic material and occasional fertilizing. Loamy, rich soils with enough moisture. Spot with good air circulation to prevent mildew is recommended.

Moisture Needs : medium, medium moist

Origin : Garden origin. See the distribution of the wild species of Phlox paniculata on the map of USDA.

Deer/rabbit resistant : no / no, some protection needed (deer and rabbit reppelent, fence)

Attracts Butterflies or Pollinators : rarely

Attracts Hummingbirds : rarely

Pot Size : square 4.5" x 5" deep pot (quart)