An exceptional display of fragrant solid red flowers, on compact plants with strong stems; suitable for containers or small perennial borders; good mildew resistance; a tremendous statement of colour in the garden
Red Riding Hood Garden Phlox features bold fragrant conical red star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Red Riding Hood Garden Phlox is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep 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.
Red Riding Hood Garden Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Red Riding Hood Garden Phlox will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner-city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.