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Phlox × arendsii ‘Babyface’

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Summary

Phlox × arendsii ‘Babyface’ is thought to be a hybrid of Phlox paniculata and Phlox divaricata, which is typically denoted as P. × arendsii. Although this cultivar may have been derived from such a hybrid, it looks and behaves like Phlox paniculata. ‘Babyface’ does develop some powdery mildew, and frequently drops its lower leaves as a result. However, all of that can easily be forgiven thanks to its first-class floral display. The broadly pyramidal inflorescences are made up of small pink flowers with a darker pink center. The buds are also extremely attractive thanks to the dark calyx found at the base of each bud. This provides as much as two additional weeks of interest prior to the flowers opening. ‘Babyface’ also has a relatively late floral display which peaks in early August, a few weeks later than most cultivars.


Details

  • Rating
    4.2 
  • Common Name
    Babyface Arend’s phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    late July—late August 
  • Peak Bloom
    mid-August 
  • Size
    32” x 32” 
  • Fragrance
    Mild 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance
    Good