Phlox paniculata Cotton Candy ('Ditomsur' PP21369)

Phlox-Tall Garden

Photo Credit: Plants Nouveau


Phlox paniculata Cotton Candy ('Ditomsur' PP21369)

Phlox-Tall Garden

Fragrant, soft lavender pink flowers with a white starburst center and bright pink eye are produced in large clusters on strong, well-branched stems each summer. This is a highly mildew resistant selection that holds up well for growers in production and won't need staking in the landscape. Introduced by: Plants Nouveau.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-24
  • Spread: 18-24
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-24
  • Spread: 18-24
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: Yes, Once Established
  • Bloom time: Late Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Pink Shades
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Nativar
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: No
  • Rabbit resistant: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • Take care not to plant too deeply
  • Best in 1-gal containers
  • Moist, well-drained soil with a 6-6.5 pH
  • Pinch plants prior to or shortly after planting
  • Follow an average watering regime
  • PGR rates to achieve sufficient control are higher on Phlox; begin applications early in the crop cycle

Pot by mid-spring to make sure plants are well-rooted before summer. Grow with a medium EC to minimize rapid growth and long internodes. Cut plants back to promote lateral branching or use PGRs to control height.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes