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'Opening Act Ultrapink' Hybrid Phlox Phlox hybrid

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
28" 36"
Height
22 - 28"
Spread
32 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    This early blooming Phlox will add a long season of color to your garden with its fluoresecent rose pink flowers. Overall, it looks light pink. The dark green, glossy foliage is mildew and disease resistant.

    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    22 - 28 Inches
    Spacing: 
    32 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    32 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Fluorescent rose pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Grows best in consistently moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Thrives with regular fertilization. Provide good air circulation.

    'Opening Act Ultrapink' Phlox hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 1 Review

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    • I saw this plant at Lowe’s and thought it had the most beautifully colored blooms. Unfortunately it was the last one left in its color, so I may not have gotten the best of the selection. I also bought two others in “pink-a-dot.” My experience with the differently colored plants of the same type of phlox varies greatly, despite being planted in the same spot and being cared for equally. One of the “pink-a-dots” is thriving. Its flowers lasted the longest and its leaves look the healthiest. The other “pink-a-dot,” however, turned brown, shriveled up, and dried out almost immediately after planting it. It looked like I had lit it on fire. I suspect that my dog peed on it. SO, if you have dogs (particularly male dogs), be warned that this plant can not tolerate dog urine at all. I cut it all back almost to the ground. On the upside, though, it IS starting to produce the tiniest bit of new (bright green!) growth at the base. So it seems like the roots weren’t totally fried. The “ultra pink” falls somewhere in the middle in terms of performance. It looked pretty nice in the container, but once I planted it, most of the blooms wilted and expired and many of the leaves turned brown and crispy. I’ve tried to remove all of the crispy brown leaves in an attempt to prevent whatever the problem is from spreading and it seems to help a little. Still, the leaves are much more yellow-toned than the “pink-a-dot” that is doing well. It’s only June and it seems like the initial set of blooms on these plants was early (May). I’m hoping I get another round of blooms through the summer but am not seeing much evidence that this will occur.

      Jessica
      , Colorado
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
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