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Phlox ‘Early Bird’
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Phlox ‘Early Bird’


Hybrid Moss Phlox

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.410.920


This hybrid moss was selected primarily for its early bloom season. Masses of deep carmine-pink flowers with a prominent dark raspberry-red centre appear mid-spring and last for weeks. Vigorous and uniform. The evergreen foliage turns a bronze-red colour over winter. Parentage is uncertain, but it appears to be a Phlox subulata hybrid. A light pruning is recommended immediately after flowering is complete. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden for the the Chicagoland Grows® plant introduction program. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Phlox ‘Early Bird’


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None
Growth Rate
   Medium