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Phlox pulchra ‘Bibb Pink’

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Phlox pulchra ‘Bibb Pink’ blooms in late spring with a prodigious display of pink flowers. Unfortunately, the plants flop under the weight of the flowers. While powdery mildew resistance is excellent, ‘Bibb Pink’ is particularly susceptible to leaf spot. In fact, a cultivar in our shade trial called Phlox ‘Spring Delight’ looks just like ‘Bibb Pink’ and has the same disease patterns. (‘Spring Delight’ is thought to be a hybrid between Phlox paniculata and Phlox stolonifera, but it is almost certainly a selection of Phlox pulchra.)


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Bibb Pink Alabama phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    early June—mid-June 
  • Peak Bloom
    early June 
  • Size
    20” x 20” 
  • Fragrance
    None observed 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance