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Phlox drummondii ‘Sugar Stars’ (Annual Phlox)

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Phlox drummondii ‘Sugar Stars’ (Annual Phlox) is an erect annual boasting a profusion of showy striped flowers in shades of blue and white. Blooming in flat clusters from summer to fall, the sweetly fragrant blossoms are a favorite of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects. Borne at the tips of the stems, they rise above the foliage of small lance-shaped dark-green leaves. Treasured in gardens since the 1800s, Phlox drummondii is a terrific addition along walkways or in patio containers where its delightful fragrance can be enjoyed. Ideal for cutting,

  • Grows up to 20 in. tall (50 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm). Annual Phlox will self-seed in the garden for an abundant floral display the following year.
  • Thrives in full sun in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot climates.
  • Excellent choice for beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or containers. Good cut flowers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew, stem and bulb eelworm. Deer resistant.
  • Flowers should be deadheaded regularly (to the extent practicable) to promote blooming and growth. 
  • Cut back after flowering. Allow some spent blooms to remain if self-sowing is desired.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Phlox drummondii species is native to Texas.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3, H1
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Polemoniaceae
Genus Phlox
Common names Texas Pride, Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3, H1
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Polemoniaceae
Genus Phlox
Common names Texas Pride, Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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