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Phlox hybrid INTENSIA® is often confused with:
Phlox drummondii Flowers
Native alternative(s) for Phlox hybrid INTENSIA®:
Phlox drummondii Flowers
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Thymus vulgaris Thymus vulgaris
Verbena canadensis Verbena canadensis
Dianthus deltoides Dianthus deltoides

Phlox hybrid INTENSIA®

Phonetic Spelling
floks HY-brid
Description

Intensia® Phlox are Proven Winner colorful annuals that do well in containers or other planting beds and will bloom virtually all summer. With a little deadheading In August, they may continue blooming until frost. They will reach around 16 inches tall and wide.

They bloom best with fertile, dry to average moisture well-drained soil and full sun, but are tolerant of some afternoon shade or filtered light through trees.  They should be mulched to conserve moisture and deter weed competition. Over-watering should be avoided. Intensia® Phlox is a good choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape. They are fragrant and attract nectar-hungry bees and butterflies.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  Rabbit browsing can be a problem.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blueberry'
  • 'Cabernet'
  • 'Orchid Blush'
  • 'Red Hot'
  • 'White Improved'
'Blueberry', 'Cabernet', 'Orchid Blush', 'Red Hot', 'White Improved'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#showy#red flowers#blue flowers#colorful#low maintenance#fall interest#hanging baskets#fast growing#mounding#bedding plant#edging#well-drained soil#summer flowers#groundcover#rock gardens#spring interest#alkaline soil tolerant#mildew resistant#urban conditions tolerant#sandy soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#border#container#butterflies#pollution tolerant#ppw#cultivar#filler
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Blueberry'
  • 'Cabernet'
  • 'Orchid Blush'
  • 'Red Hot'
  • 'White Improved'
'Blueberry', 'Cabernet', 'Orchid Blush', 'Red Hot', 'White Improved'
Tags:
#bees#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#white flowers#purple flowers#pink flowers#showy#red flowers#blue flowers#colorful#low maintenance#fall interest#hanging baskets#fast growing#mounding#bedding plant#edging#well-drained soil#summer flowers#groundcover#rock gardens#spring interest#alkaline soil tolerant#mildew resistant#urban conditions tolerant#sandy soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#border#container#butterflies#pollution tolerant#ppw#cultivar#filler
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Phlox
    Family:
    Polemoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    United States
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Colorful
    Defines Paths
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 4 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Ground Cover
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    The tubular blooms have a symmetrical, five-lobed, flattened tip.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Patio
    Recreational Play Area
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Pollution
    Urban Conditions