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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).
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 rain. 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.
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“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
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(based on 22 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Needs monitoring during atypcal weather patterns
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...Read complete review
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.
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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Good but slow
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Comments about High Country Gardens Phlox nana Perfect Pink:
Hot/dry hillside. Bloomed well but a slow grower. my guess it will take off hopefully next year
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would not buy this plant again for my garden
from Durango, CO
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Grows in my xeric front yard. Had some blooms this summer but does not spread.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Long Lasting Color
from Rio Rancho, NM
This plant established easily, spread and bloomed impressively in its first year, and provides color all summer long.
About Me Getting Started
We'll see what happens over the winter. So far so good.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Blooms almost non stop.
from Rapid City, SD
I put these plants as a border in a flower bed that is bordered by rocks. They fill in very rapidly, are very hardy and drought tolerant, and bloom almost continuously. The color is true and bright, and the spread is accurate. They were easy to plant and establish. They bloomed the first year, but came into their own the 2nd year.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Looking forward to it being more established!
from Denver, CO
I look forward to seeing what this plant does this year. Love how it can come back twice in the growing season.
Love these plants
By Ruidoso Grammie
from Ruidoso New Mexico
I have wanted some Santa Fe phlox for a long time. Now that I have some, they are as pretty as I thought they would be. I look forward to a lot of blooms this year.
Ground cover phlox
from Chiloquin, Oregon
This phlox does well in my high desert 4200' elevation garden. It is almost always in bloom and now it has established it is beginning to spread by underground runners It is not at all invasive. I have purchased it twice and plan to purchase more for another part of my yard.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I will buy more of this plant.
from foothills in Littleton CO
About Me Master Gardener
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!
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Deader than a doornail.
By Gardens with cat
from Pittsburg, Kansas
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?
Merchant response: Good Day Gardens with cat,We are sorry to hear that your Phlox did not make it through the winter! Sometimes a mild winter can be just as detrimental as a harsh winter as it can be a little confusing for a new transplant. We have reached out to you via email to discuss your options so you can get the results you paid for! Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
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!
Small but mighty
By Carola Dune
from La Veta, CO
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.
Long lasting, truly pink flowers
By Laura the flower lover
from Rapid City, South Dakota
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.
Survived. hoping for more next year
from Littleton CO
Hoping it will spread and lookk like the real S F phlox in arizona.
from Urbana IL
Phlox nana Perfect Pink is lost in the garden
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!
from Fresno, CA
Very sweet, blooms in the early morning but fades by afternoon. Would be more spectactular with more than one plant.
from Delta, Colorado
I wrote a review saying it hadn't returned this Spring, but apparently it was just a late sleeper.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Tough and long blooming
By the gaadna
from Boulder, CO
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!
from Lubbock, Tx
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.
Bloomed shortly after planting
from Western Colorado
Grew well and bloomed shortly after I planted it, but it hasn't returned this Spring
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