Phlox nana Perfect Pink

Perfect Pink Santa Fe Phlox - 2013 Plant of the Year

 
 
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Exclusive. Perfect Pink Phlox (Santa Fe Phlox) is a one of the very best Western wildflowers. Blooming in late spring with hundreds of large deep pink, white eyed flowers, it continues to bloom off and on throughout the summer. Grows in any soil including heavy clay. Drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 77114

Details

5-8" tall x 12-15" wide. Phlox nana 'Perfect Pink' (Santa Fe Phlox) is without question, one of our finest western native perennials. While easily grown in the garden, the plant is almost never available because it's very difficult to propagate. " 'Perfect Pink' is a large flowered clone I've been growing in my garden for more than 25 years," said horticulturist David Salman. "I selected the original plant from the wild for its huge (1 ½" diameter) flowers with wide, deep pink petals that surround a small white eye." The plant grows as a tidy mound of stems with narrow, blue-green deciduous foliage. Blooming in late spring, it re-flowers in late summer in response to summer rains. Very long lived, it will gently sucker to make large cushions of glowing pink flowers. Native to NM, west TX and northern TX. 2013 Plant of the Year.

Praise for Phlox nana: 

“Phlox nana is THE phlox, the ultimate phlox—everyone should have in their xeriscape or rock garden. It has started blooming for me in late April some years, and is more or less covered with flowers month in, month out until October. What other plant can boast this kind of flower power? And the flowers are refulgent, pure pink. My mentor, botanist Paul Maslin, doted on this phlox and wrote about it almost half a century ago: 'I know no xeriscape perennial that blooms as beautifully, for as long, or grows as lustily as this Western gem!' Kudos to High Country Gardens for cracking the code of how to grow this plant!”

--Panayoti Kelaidis, Director of Out Reach, (former Curator of the Alpine Rock Garden), Denver Botanic Garden, Denver, CO

SKU 77114
Common Name Perfect Pink Santa Fe Phlox - 2013 Plant of the Year
Botanical Name Phlox nana Perfect Pink
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 5-8" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Rabbit Resistant, Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensPhlox nana Perfect Pink
 
3.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Hardy (9)
  • Healthy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (9)
  • Outdoors (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), Master gardener (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tough and long blooming

Only the second season for this plant, so we'll see its character over time. But, seems hardy, tough, low water, nice pink flowers, seems to be spreading as I want it...Read complete review

Only the second season for this plant, so we'll see its character over time. But, seems hardy, tough, low water, nice pink flowers, seems to be spreading as I want it to cover a hot dry area. And I love long blooming xeric plants!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Might Be Wet Intolerant

I planted several of these, some perfect pink and some lemhi, last spring. Two didn't make it til fall; the last two didn't come back this spring. Denver is semi-arid, but we...Read complete review

I planted several of these, some perfect pink and some lemhi, last spring. Two didn't make it til fall; the last two didn't come back this spring. Denver is semi-arid, but we had a very wet 2015. In my limited experience, some xeric plants can handle a wet year, others can't. These and most agastache seem to be examples of the former. I would avoid these unless you live in a consistently arid zone or have very well draining soil.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will buy more of this plant.

By 

from foothills in Littleton CO

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Looks Just Like Santa Fe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

    I had seen this plant blooming in Santa Fe and could not find it in the trade. Thrilled to find it at HCG. Struggled the first year as it was planted in the fall, but this spring it is blooming well. Will order a couple more for additional places in my extensive native garden. It is a winner!

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Might Be Wet Intolerant

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

        I planted several of these, some perfect pink and some lemhi, last spring. Two didn't make it til fall; the last two didn't come back this spring. Denver is semi-arid, but we had a very wet 2015. In my limited experience, some xeric plants can handle a wet year, others can't. These and most agastache seem to be examples of the former. I would avoid these unless you live in a consistently arid zone or have very well draining soil.

         
        1.0

        Deader than a doornail.

        By 

        from Pittsburg, Kansas

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Did Not Survive Winter

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

          Three plants were shipped and planted in the fall. All 3 stayed alive through the fall, turned brown for winter, and never greened up or came back this spring. I live in zone 6 and we had a very mild and dry winter. I thought these plants would grow here because the description says they can grow in heavy clay soil, which we have. Maybe they should have been planted in the spring and not the fall?

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          4.0

          Western workhorse

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

            I planted this lasr October and it had vigorously started growing this spring, with the first fuschia flowers unfurling in late April. It's planted in a "problem" area (hot and sparse) and I have great hopes it will spread some beauty in that corner!

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            5.0

            Small but mighty

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            from La Veta, CO

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

              I could tell this little plant had big aspirations the minute I planted it. It is already up and spreading in the rock garden this spring, and I'm looking forward to pink flowers soon.

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              5.0

              Long lasting, truly pink flowers

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              from Rapid City, South Dakota

              About Me Getting Started

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                I planted these in a rock garden border with a water fountain. They arrived healthy and well packed; a late snow did not stop them from rooting and flowering the first year. The flowers are long lasting and they grew quite a bit this first year.

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                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Survived. hoping for more next year

                By 

                from Littleton CO

                About Me Master Gardener

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                • Small In Size

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                Hoping it will spread and lookk like the real S F phlox in arizona.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Needs monitoring during atypcal weather patterns

                By 

                from Urbana IL

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                • Weather Incompatible

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Outdoors

                Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                Good beginning, the plant was healthy and had a few blooms. It was planted in a pot for close watching for a vigorous growth. In spite of my careful attention, the plant slowly lost health and finally withered and died.

                So sorry. We had a challenging spring (too wet) and summer (too hot and dry) so many plants didn't survive alternate weather patterns during the growing season, although the weeds thrived en masse.

                In the comment box below, if I did recommend it, I'd comment on weather sensitivity.

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                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Phlox nana Perfect Pink is lost in the garden

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                from albuquerque

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                Pros

                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Small In Size

                Best Uses

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                  This phlox is lost in my established garden. If I was starting over. I could place it like a ground cover similar to ice plant or another small variety. Likes the sun and is hardy, but the floral display is just OK and is not erect enough for my liking. Has to be planted by itself to be useful, which is not my garden!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Sweet pink

                  By 

                  from Fresno, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                    Very sweet, blooms in the early morning but fades by afternoon. Would be more spectactular with more than one plant.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    revised review

                    By 

                    from Delta, Colorado

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Hardy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                      I wrote a review saying it hadn't returned this Spring, but apparently it was just a late sleeper.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Tough and long blooming

                      By 

                      from Boulder, CO

                      About Me Master Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Drought tolerant
                      • Hardy
                      • Long Blooming
                      • Tough

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Give It Space
                        • Ground cover
                        • Low Water
                        • Low Water Area
                        • Plant In Groups

                        Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                        Only the second season for this plant, so we'll see its character over time. But, seems hardy, tough, low water, nice pink flowers, seems to be spreading as I want it to cover a hot dry area. And I love long blooming xeric plants!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Beautiful color!

                        By 

                        from Lubbock, Tx

                        About Me Master Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                          Even after 2 difficult years weather, this little beauty with bright fuscha blooms is in good health and finally spreading! Lovely with lavender and blackfoot daisies.

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                          3.0

                          Bloomed shortly after planting

                          By 

                          from Western Colorado

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                          • Hasn't Reurned This Sprin
                          • Winter Killed

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:

                            Grew well and bloomed shortly after I planted it, but it hasn't returned this Spring

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                            • Personal

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                            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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                            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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