Phlox paniculata 'Red Riding Hood' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Tall Garden Phlox
Vivid clusters of fragrant, cherry-red flowers sit atop strong-stemmed plants from mid thru late summer. 'Red Riding Hood' is a compact variety which attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It makes a tremendous color statement in the garden. Phlox is unequaled for its showy blooms over a long period in summer. Though it is one of the most popular perennials available, it does require some maintenance to sustain its health and vigor.
Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil in full sun. It will thrive with fertilizing every other month and consistent moisture levels. Overhead watering should be avoided since some varieties of Phlox are susceptible to powdery mildew. This can be avoided or diminished by providing ample air circulation around the plants and by thinning them out periodically. Deadheading will prolong bloom time and prevent self-seeding.
Height: 22.0 Inches
Spread: 16.0-20.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Red shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Average Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Mid to Late Summer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Fragrant Flowers, Mass Planting