White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox
|Mature Height||1-2 Feet|
|Mature Width||1-2 Feet|
With masses of beautiful white blooms from summer to fall and high disease resistance the White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox is a formidable perennial for the home garden and beyond.
This compact phlox plant reaches about 12 inches tall and wide making it ideal for small spaces, borders, and containers. Its flowers extend above the foliage and reach up to 18 inches tall, making them excellent for cut flowers. The showy flowers are a favorite of pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds.
- Flowers. The White Flame garden phlox is prolific and boasts large flower clusters that are excellent for a cutting garden.
- Blooming. The White Flame blooms earlier and longer than other varieties of phlox.
- Dwarf size. While most garden phlox reaches from 2 to 4 feet, White Flame phlox grows to a compact 12 to 18 inches tall and 12 to 14 inches wide.
- Disease resistance. White Flame is extremely resistant to powdery mildew which is often a problem for garden phlox.
- Fragrant. The aromatic blooms of the White Flame dwarf garden phlox attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Pro Tip: While deadheading isn’t necessary for White Flame dwarf garden phlox it can extend the bloom period and even increase the quantity of blooms. Throughout the blooming season you can trim spent blooms by pruning the stem under the flowers about ¼ inch above the next bud.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Groundcover?
Boxwoods are great companion shrubs for the Barberry.
How Big Does This Phlox Get?
This compact columnar barberry only grows 3 to 4 feet tall and 1.5 to 2 feet wide so it's perfect for small yards.
How Far Apart Should I Plant This Phlox?
To create hedges, space 18-24" apart so the ends of the shrubs overlap eachother.
Spring and fall are ideal times to plant your White Flame dwarf garden phlox. In cooler zones summer is a great time to plant as well. Phlox can grow in zones 3 to 8.
Phlox thrive in full sun and prefer moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, Phlox are drought tolerant, but prefer a deep drink about once a week during extreme heat and dryness.
Apply 2 inches of mulch around your plant to prevent weeds and protect your plant's roots in extreme temperatures. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and each spring for best results. Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase bloom quantity and extend bloom time. Throughout the blooming season you can trim spent blooms by pruning the stem under the flowers about ¼ inch above the next bud. If it is at the end of bloom season you can prune the stems all the way back to the ground or to the foliage if that is easier.
Phlox are salt, pollution, and erosion tolerant.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. White Flame garden phlox is resistant to powdery mildew, a common problem amongst many varieties of phlox.