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Baby Doll White Garden Phlox
Phlox 'Baby Doll White'
Baby Doll White Garden Phlox in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 12 inches
Flower Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Summer Phlox
Group/Class: Baby Doll Series
Brand: Walters Gardens
An early starting variety, producing blooms of fragrant, white flowers on compact plants suitable for the front of borders; cut back after flowering to encourage re-blooming; thick, glossy green foliage has excellent mildew resistance
Baby Doll White Garden Phlox features bold clusters of fragrant white round flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive small glossy narrow leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.
Baby Doll White 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;
Baby Doll White Garden Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Baby Doll White Garden Phlox will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.
Baby Doll White Garden Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.