Phlox ‘Dulce de Leche’

Phlox drummondii

Features

  • Cut-and-come-again
  • Easy to grow
  • Foliage & Filler
  • Fragrant
  • Heat-loving

Description

Also known in the trade as ‘Isabellina Yellow’

Clusters of creamy, linen-yellow flowers are the color of condensed milk. A must-have for wedding work, this delicious variety is a great addition to the garden border and bouquets. Annual flowering phlox is easy to grow, fast to flower, and produces abundant, highly fragrant flowers—the scent resembles lilac combined with melon.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 18 to 30 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 60 to 65 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Phlox can also be direct-seeded into the garden once all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few flowers, no more than half, are open. Flower petals are a bit tender, so handle with care. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Details

Description

Also known in the trade as ‘Isabellina Yellow’

Clusters of creamy, linen-yellow flowers are the color of condensed milk. A must-have for wedding work, this delicious variety is a great addition to the garden border and bouquets. Annual flowering phlox is easy to grow, fast to flower, and produces abundant, highly fragrant flowers—the scent resembles lilac combined with melon.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 18 to 30 in
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 60 to 65 days
Plant spacing: 9 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Phlox can also be direct-seeded into the garden once all danger of frost has passed.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when just a few flowers, no more than half, are open. Flower petals are a bit tender, so handle with care. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Sources

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