Perennials forum: Orange Perfection phlox

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Feb 1, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Is it really orange or just salmony? I've looked at the photos in the database and only one looks orange enough. Pics on the web are more of a color I'm seeking. Trying to find something different from the same old same old.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Feb 1, 2015 10:46 AM CST
It is NOT really orange
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Frillylily
Feb 1, 2015 11:30 AM CST
have you tried orange cosmos? I had some that blooms like crazy all summer, reseeds but is not what I consider invasive and is truly orange.
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Frillylily
Feb 1, 2015 11:32 AM CST
The data base shows "prince of orange" also but no pics for it
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Feb 1, 2015 12:28 PM CST
@Frillylily now you've gone and done it. I was searching for Prince of Orange and I found a PHLOX nursery in Vermont. I'm in trouble now. Actually I don't think I've grown cosmos of any kind. Might need to put that on my (garden) bucket list.
@jvdubb Thank you Jennifer that's exactly what I wanted to know!
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gemini_sage
Feb 1, 2015 12:38 PM CST
I saw Prince of Orange at a garden center, and it was coral-orange too. Orange Perfection starts out coral- orange but turns more pinky-coral. Here's a pic I took last summer, and it doesn't look orange at all. Next to other Phlox it appears more orange.



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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Feb 1, 2015 12:53 PM CST
@Kabby what are you going for? Is it some kind of orange? Any particular height?

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Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Feb 1, 2015 1:50 PM CST
Jennifer well what I was going for was orange phlox lol. There are bucketloads of pinks and purples and whites, I wanted one that was really orange. I want one that is really red also, I bought Starfire but only time will tell if it's what I'm looking for. I think that may only exist in my mind a true red or true orange.
There are many daylilies with the color "blue" in the name but hybridizers just aren't there yet.
I love that achillea and coreopsis Sienna Sunset.
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Feb 1, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Love the photos, Neal and Jennifer! They're so welcome in winter.

Maybe Prince of Orange conveys a screaming orange in our minds just as nepeta Walker's Low could confuse those who don't know it was named for the town where it was first growing and think it's a ground hugger. We need more truth in advertising regarding names/colors, etc. but that's just dreaming. If they named that phlox "Could be orange depending on what it's planted next to", I doubt it would get the good press.

One of the most breathtaking displays I've ever seen at any nursery was a wide row of very orange cosmos backed up by (probably) May Night salvia. That was a show stopper I still can recall from more than 25 years ago.
Name: Kabby
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Kabby
Feb 1, 2015 7:59 PM CST
I love it Arlene! Could be orange depending on what it's planted close to. HA!
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NJBob
Feb 1, 2015 8:24 PM CST

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I used to have it not very orange at all.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Feb 1, 2015 8:27 PM CST
My big gripe is with flat-out phony stock photos and I have no doubt that the company in charge of them knows customers want specific colors so they're just altered and not true at all but we, the consumers, fork over our money believing the altered color is real (as in the famous/infamous Dr. Blue's Daylilies). Often we may see that a plant is in shade or in very bright sun and we can investigate further but all too often it's a new introduction and none of us have photos to post to show reality.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Feb 4, 2015 8:27 AM CST
I have a Sulpher colored orange cosmose. The color is so intense I can see it from far away.

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This is my Orange Perfection phlox. It blooms after the DL's in my zone.
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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Feb 4, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Isn't it interesting how OP sometimes looks more orange than others. JoAnn, I love the way you've combined OP with other plants, the blues and purples are a great contrast!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 4, 2015 12:27 PM CST
I like O P because it is more orange red than lavender red. Neal !! You know oranges and lavenders are good friends.

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