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Phlox ‘Early Bird’
Phlox ‘Early Bird’
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Phlox ‘Early Bird’

Hybrid Moss Phlox

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.410.920

This hybrid phlox 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 Chicagoland Grows® plant introduction program. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Phlox ‘Early Bird’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
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