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Exceptionally vigorous and uniform.

Phlox Pink Parasol

Pink Parasols is a perfect mound of medium pink flowers in spring. Each flower has a stunning white eye, giving so much dimension.

Selected primarily for its display of vibrant violet-pink flowers, this hybrid moss phlox has also proven to be exceptionally vigorous, hardy, and uniform growing. The ¾-inch-wide flowers are produced for three to four weeks. At peak bloom, the plants are 90 to 100 percent covered with flowers. Close up, you can also appreciate the flowers’ white eyes and blunt petal tips, compliments of its Phlox bifida parent. These are more mounded growers than the similar, but more spreading and layering moss phlox, Phlox subulata. Older plants may become s omewhat woody in the center. These respond favorably to light pruning immediately after flowering is completed.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Pink Parasol phlox
  • Botanical Name

    Phlox 'Pink Parasol' PP28881
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    This Phlox selection was developed by Dr. Jim Ault at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The selections were developed from crossing Phlox bifida, Phlox borealis (putative, may be P. subulata), Phlox kelseyi, and Phlox subulata. All the parent plants and selections were grown in-ground at the Chicago Botanic Garden (USDA Zone 5b) during the breeding and selection process.

  • Bloom Time

  • Bloom Color

    Medium pink

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    7" tall by 21" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Adaptable to average garden soils.
  • Moisture

    Moist to dry, but sharply drained, especially in winter. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Disease & Pests

    This selection exhibits excellent disease resistance. Phlox subulata selections may be bothered by powdery mildew in situations of excess moisture, relative humidity, and inadequate air circulation, but this has not yet been observed on any of our selections. These are not bothered by insects, and are rarely if ever browsed by rabbits or deer.
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, mass plantings, rock gardens, hanging over a wall, slopes
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings

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