Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Starfire') in the Phloxes Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 6:02 AM

Mildew resistant and growing to around 3 feet tall, 'Starfire' has deep, shocking pink flowers with almost black stems creating a beautiful color contrast. The foliage has dark markings also. Blooms in early to mid-summer but will keep flowering if spent flowers are cut off. A great cut flower, very fragrant, and butterflies love it.

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