perennial

Baby Face Garden Phlox

Phlox x arendsii 'Baby Face'

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Baby Face Garden Phlox (Phlox x arendsii 'Baby Face') at Shelmerdine Garden Center

Baby Face Garden Phlox flowers

Baby Face Garden Phlox flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Summer Phlox, Babyface Phlox

Ornamental Features

Baby Face Garden Phlox features bold fragrant conical pink star-shaped flowers with rose eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Baby Face Garden Phlox is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Baby Face Garden Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Baby Face Garden Phlox will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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Shelmerdine Garden Centre Ltd.

7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

Phone: 204.895.7203
Fax: 204.895.4372
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