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Phlox ‘Running with Scissors’
Phlox ‘Running with Scissors’
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Phlox ‘Running with Scissors’

Hybrid Moss Phlox

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.410.850

This hybrid moss phlox is considered supercharged as far as flower power, vigour and durability are concerned. In early to mid spring, masses of large, fragrant, light to medium violet flowers appear with strongly cleft and blunt petals similar to training scissors after which it was named. Flowering lasts up to 6 weeks with a possible rebloom in fall. The dark green foliage is rosemary-like. Vigorous. A mounded grower that continues to spread over time. A light pruning is recommended immediately after flowering is complete. Cross made in 2008 between Phlox 'McDaniel’s Cushion’ and Phlox bifida. 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 ‘Running with Scissors’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Ground Cover
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate