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Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Balsukapin'

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Super Ka-Pow Pink Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Balsukapin') at Dickman Farms

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox flowers

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Summer Phlox

Group/Class:  Super Ka-Pow Series

Brand:  Darwin Perennials

Description:

Long lasting, fragrant, pink flowers with deeper pink eyes begin to emerge in late spring; series has exceptional branching characteristics with large flowers in abundance all season; suitable for containers or perennial borders; good mildew resistance

Ornamental Features

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox features bold fragrant conical pink star-shaped flowers with hot pink eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Super Ka-Pow™ Pink Garden Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features