Luminary® Opalescence Tall Garden Phlox

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Bright pink eyes and flouncy light pink flower clusters, the Luminary® Opalescence Tall Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Opalescence') from Proven Winners® has big fragrant flowers that butterflies and bees, and even hummingbirds adore! You will adore these as well! Tall, elegant and colorful beacons, Garden Phlox are a classic garden and border plants!

Backed by dark-green foliage that seems to make them stand out more, an added bonus is these blooms are held aloft at a height of 2-3 feet tall! These leaves are mildew resistant and have dark backdrops to the vivid blooms all summer. These perennials are lush fillers and thrillers anywhere they're planted!

Garden Phlox might be tall, but they won't take up much space in the garden, so they're great for mixed pots and planters as thrillers and bold color! These are upright strong stems that look amazing in floral bouquets as well as in the garden, just be sure to plant a few extra so you and your pollinators can still enjoy them outdoors!

Planting and Application:

Tall Garden Phlox has a small footprint but a big impact in cottage beds and perennial borders! Dramatic pink flouncy blossoms like these are perfect in pollinator and cutting gardens, and as tall vertical elements in garden beds and containers alike!

Opalescence is a great back border plant, where its dark foliage becomes the perfect backdrop for other perennials in the garden. These are easy-care plants and require very little upkeep, so don't be afraid to plant en masse and create woodland or wildflower plantings without much worry that deer will devour them.

  • Big Pink Blooms & Dark Pink Eyes
  • Dark Green Foliage
  • Fragrant & Reblooming
  • Containers, Naturalizing, Bouquets & Pollinators
  • Mildew Resistant Leaves

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Phlox are hardy down to growing zone 3 and thrive up to zone 8 heat. Doing great in full sun in cool zones but appreciating partial shade and afternoon protection in hotter climates. These herbaceous perennials appreciate good Air Circulation and well-drained soil. Be sure to give them supplemental water during their first year and apply water in a prolonged drought. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch around your plant, but make sure to pull it back from the stems.

Prune Tall Phlox right after the blossoms fade and tidy up the mounds in late autumn after frost. While no plant is truly deer resistant, they do not prefer the taste of these plants. But, if you live in Deer Country, be sure to use Deer Repellent during planting, guided by the instructions on the label.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulched Beds
  • Prune to Ground In Late Fall
  • Fairly Deer Resistant

Proven Winners® Luminary® Backlight Tall Garden Phlox will light up your garden beds and borders with its luminescent white blooms and the swarms of pollinators they'll attract! Order yours today at!

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
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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Luminary® Opalescence Tall Garden Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Opalescence'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 30 - 32 inches
Mature Spread 24 - 28 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn
Fragrant Yes