First Editions® Grape Lollipop™ Phlox

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Juicy summer vibes, Bring the summer vibes on by planting this popping First Editions® Grape Lollipop™ Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomsur' PP21,109) in your garden! These summer blooms will illuminate your garden endlessly!

The big clusters of deep purple blossoms with darker eyes and lighter petal centers. The vibrant saturated purple coloration with a dramatic accent of white brushstrokes and at the center have an orange halo that draws you in! These flowers are held up proudly by their deep dark green foliage.

You will be joined by butterflies and other beneficial pollinators and Hummingbirds who can't get enough! You won't be able to miss this illuminating flowering perennial! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8 and are gloriously cold-hardy and heat tolerant. Tall Garden Phlox are perfect for the busy or the beginner gardener alike!

Planting and Application:

You can also plant your Grape Lollipop™ Phlox in mass planting for a drastic array of summer colors! Possibly the world's most perfect edging plant, consider running a light-hearted ribbon of color to polish up your foundation plantings and garden borders. Plant them 12 inches apart on center.

You will want to have this small space plant as close to your porch or patio as possible to be able to absorb its summer beauty! These beautiful, hardy plants are well-branched and compact with an upright growth habit. They will tolerate urban conditions quite nicely without fuss or muss. Even if you don't have a yard, then your container gardens will still have plenty of room to let these darling perennials shine!

Planting the Grape Lollipop™ Phlox as a border around your garden or to line the walkway to your front door is ideal. Its summer fragrance will leave an enchanting path for all your family and friends to enjoy! Others will enjoy these blooms too, so include Phlox in the Butterfly Garden or Cut Flower Garden! Mix and match with several of our incredible perennials in an easy-breezy mixed garden.

  • Vibrant Purple Blooms with White Brushstrokes & Orange Halos
  • Deep, Dark, Green Foliage
  • Adored by Butterflies & Beneficial Pollinators
  • Fits Beautifully in Small Space Gardens & Containers
  • Gorgeous Scented Cut Flowers
  • Illuminating in Mass Planting, & Back-Of-The-Border Focal Points!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Phlox needs full sun for the most blooms and strongest stems. Please give these perennials at least six hours of sun a day. Well-drained, enriched soil that doesn't stay soggy for long is also important. Elevate your planting in heavy soil types by planting in a mounded heap of extra soil, or raised bed. Apply water on a regular schedule for best performance. Container-grown plants need careful watering, including a long soak in fall. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system. Please pull it back to avoid having it touch the stems.

You will want to plant in well-drained soil with full sun for the best growth possible of about 22 inches tall and 24 inches wide. This easy-care perennial is incredibly disease-resistant, especially from the harmful powdery mildew! Nothing can harm this plant's magnificent coloration and health!

Deadhead as soon as the blooms fade, and you may enjoy a second flush of blossoms. Easy care Phlox can be pruned to the ground in late fall. Or, if you don't get a chance to get it done, you can do it in late winter too! Divide your mounds every 3-5 years while they are dormant to increase the root system's vigor.

  • Colorful, Carefree Choice in Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Moderate Yet Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Late Fall/Winter
  • Very Cold Hardy, Excellent Disease & Incredibly Mildew Resistant

Order your very own First Editions® Grape Lollipop™ Tall Garden Phlox today at Nature Hills Nursery! The dramatic purple blooms will make you want more so you can fill your home and garden in these incredible blossoms!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Editions® Grape Lollipop™ Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Ditomsur'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 22 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Dramatic Purple
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes