Phlox Fashionably Early Crystal
Looking for armloads of cut flowers all summer, then you need Fashionable Early Crystal Phlox, it brings months of brilliant color to the garden and the vase. Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than other Phlox, its pure white flowers with a faint light purple eye continue to bloom for most of the summer.
If you love Phlox but have steered away from them due to their finicky behavior, this plant is for you. Each member of the Fashionably Early series has exceptional mildew resistance, thick leathery leaves and a spreading habit. It works beautifully in cottage gardens, mass plantings, and containers. Its exceptional flowers are outstanding cut and delightfully fragrant. Cut plants back hard, to about 6″ for rebloom.
Plant in full sun to light shade in soil that has been amended with organic matter. Keep well watered, especially when plants are blooming and setting up buds. For best results apply an all-purpose fertilizer following manufacturer’s instructions.