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Phlox ‘Forever Pink’

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Summary

Phlox ‘Forever Pink’ is one of the top-performing selections from the trial. It produces a mass of foliage approximately 2’ tall and is covered with pink flowers in late spring. Some sporadic rebloom was observed in late summer. Very mild powdery mildew was observed only during the last year of the trial, over a four-week period, when the disease was at its most prevalent in the garden. ‘Forever Pink’ was developed by hybridizing Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora with Phlox carolina ‘Bill Baker’. There is a lot of taxonomic confusion surrounding both of these parent species, such that they may actually be more closely related than their names currently imply. However, ‘Forever Pink’ does represent an improvement over its parents thanks to its much sturdier habit.


Details

  • Rating
    4.3 
  • Common Name
    Forever Pink phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    late May—mid-June 
  • Peak Bloom
    early June 
  • Size
    24” x 32” 
  • Fragrance
    None observed 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance
    Excellent