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Phlox carolina 'Bill Baker'

Bill Baker Phlox

Phlox

Comments

Thick lance-shaped leaves are adorn this North American native pholx discovered by Bill Baker; flowers are clustered in cymes in either pink or purplish tones depending on the soil conditions provided

Description

Thick lance-shaped leaves are adorn this North American native pholx discovered by Bill Baker; flowers are clustered in cymes in either pink or purplish tones depending on the soil conditions provided

Landscape Attributes

Bill Baker Phlox is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bill Baker Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Bill Baker Phlox will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches (18 inches with the flowers)

12 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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