Purple FLAME Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’)

Purple FLAME Phlox

Imagine a bright green landscape welcoming you into the warm months of the growing season. As you look around, a pop of color appears. A bright purple, rounded perennial steals the show! The Purple FLAME™ Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Barfourteen’) is one of the loveliest perennials offered at Nature Hills! The benefits are endless when you choose this plant for your yard.

The fragrant flowers grow in spherical, large clusters that are eye-catching and heavily perfumed. They look gorgeous against the deep green foliage. These simple flowers clustered together make a tremendous picture for any landscape. They are natural blossoms for the bouquet as they are already bouquets on their own!

They grow to about 12-16 inches in height and they spread 15-18 inches. This makes the Purple FLAME™ Phlox perfect for flower beds. Expect visits from hummingbirds and butterflies, as they love the Purple FLAME™ Phlox as much as you do!

Another amazing feature of this Tall Garden Phlox is you can propagate it by seed or root division. Grow as many flowers as you can! Or gift them to eager friends and family who will be happy to take a few off your hands! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, the thicker leaves are mildew resistant and take on a lovely yellow fall color!

Planting and Application:

There are so many possibilities in the landscape with the Purple FLAME™ Phlox! Display them in your cottage garden! The bright, fun colors will bring everything together. They’re popular for beds and borders, Cut Flower gardens, Pollinator borders, and mixed Perennial beds as they’re so pleasing to view. Imagine a Rock Garden with the Purple FLAME™ Phlox as the border! Simply gorgeous!

They are perfectly suited to be planted in pots. Feature a few planters on your front porch for the whole neighborhood to admire! Add this to your Phlox garden, mixing and matching heights, fun colors, and fragrances that will all blend together and create a perfect picture! Those who have Flame™ Phlox love them! Join the Phlox party – you won’t be disappointed!

Create drifts and mass plantings to create a spectacle of color! Hard-to-mow hillsides become butterfly heaven, and banks of Phlox become a wildflower paradise! When planting en masse, plant them 12-14 inches apart so their roots can fully develop without feeling crowded.

  • Bright Purple Flower Color & Light Undersides
  • Small, Darker Purple/Magenta Eye
  • Deep Green Foliage
  • Long Blooming Period & Fun Fragrant Flowers
  • Late Bloom Time for Bright Early Fall Colors
  • Great Cut Flowers & Pollinator-Favorites
  • Specimens, Fragrant Focal Points, Containers & En Masse
  • Listed on Firewise Lists for Defensible Space Gardening

Tips for Care:

Plant your new Purple FLAME™ Phlox in a sunny location! The colors will glimmer in the sunlight. They tolerate part shade too, so no need to stress about a location. They’re known for being strong perennials, and surviving some frosts with proper care! Northerner gardeners can enjoy the vibrant colors of flowers too! As for soil, provide well-drained soil. They will thrive even more in moderately fertile soil. Water this plant regularly because you don’t want the sun drying this plant out too much but avoid overhead watering, too.

Provide good air circulation to avoid powdery mildew. This shouldn’t be an issue, though, as this kind of Garden Phlox is known for being disease-resistant and has good mildew resistance. Pruning is recommended during late autumn to ensure the next blooming season goes well. We recommend adding a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch so the roots are kept cool and protected.

Deadhead as soon as the flowers fade to encourage a rebloom and clean up the mounds, it’s also a good idea to deadhead to avoid any self-seeding. Prune down the entire plant once frost kills back these herbaceous perennials. Every 3-5 years, it’s recommended to divide your clumps to maintain vigor.

  • Best Blooms in Full Sun
  • Moderate Regular Moisture
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Can Remain Evergreen in Mild Winters
  • Deadhead After Flowering & Prune in Fall

This bright and vivacious Phlox is one of a kind! Order the Purple FLAME™ Phlox today! Add life and color to your landscape by planting the Purple FLAME™ Phlox!

Purple FLAME Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Purple Flame’) Details

Common name Purple FLAME Phlox
Botanical name Phlox paniculata 'Purple Flame'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 3-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 12 - 16 inches
Width 15 - 18 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Purple