Phlox Garden Candy™ Series

Phlox paniculata Garden Candy™ Bubblegum Pink ('Ditomfra' PP21171)

Phlox-Tall Garden

Phlox paniculata Garden Candyª Bubblegum Pink (ÔDitomfraÕ PP21171)

Photo Credit: Plants Nouveau

Phlox paniculata Garden Candyª Bubblegum Pink (ÔDitomfraÕ PP21171)

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Phlox paniculata Garden Candy™ Bubblegum Pink ('Ditomfra' PP21171)

Phlox-Tall Garden

Dutch breeding brings us this series of highly mildew resistant phlox with large, fragrant flowers and an ideal habit for containers and gardens. Compact, upright plants have strong, well-branched stems that hold up well for growers and retailers and don't need staking in the garden. Vividly colored, fragrant flowers pack loads of impulse appeal for shoppers and pollinators alike. Introduced by: Plants Nouveau. Bubblegum Pink bears vibrant pink flowers with white brushstrokes at the center of each bloom.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • 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: No
  • 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