‘Starfire’ has the truest red flowers and is a strong grower. ‘Starfire’ is a garden phlox cultivar which typically grows in an upright clump to 38″ tall. Fragrant, tubular flowers (1/2″ to 1-inch diameter) with long corolla tubes and five flat petal-like lobes are bright deep red.
Garden phlox is a staple of the perennial border. Phlox ‘paniculata’ have large fragrant flowers in large, dense pyramidal clusters. Provides unsurpassed flowering in summer, clear crisp colors and flowers in profusion. Phlox are showy, clump-forming perennials that are easy to grow and look spectacular in borders or mass plantings.
Best grown in well-drained soil. Mixes well with other perennials and provides long summer bloom. Regardless of flower color, garden phlox is attractive to hummingbirds and is a good selection for inclusion in a bird garden. Remove flowers when faded. Lift and divide every three or four years to prevent crowding. Good fresh cut flower. Great in borders, rock gardens, formal beds and meadows.