First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox

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Bold Color First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox

  • Enchanting Coral and White Petals
  • Each Flower Accented With Small, Dark Center
  • Enjoy Showy Blooms Clusters for Months
  • Fresh Fragrance
  • Healthy, Dark Green Foliage
  • Compact, Well-Branched Form
  • Fits Beautifully in Small Space Gardens
  • Perfect Pop of Color in Sunny Borders or Outdoor Containers
  • Butterflies and Hummingbirds Love Them
  • Lasts a Long Time as a Cut Flower
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Colorful, Carefree Choice
  • Listed on Firewise Lists for Defensible Space Gardening
  • Modern Cultivar of Beloved Native
  • Excellent Disease and Powdery Mildew Resistance

Make the most of your landscape with these charmingly colorful cuties. You'll be so pleased by their high performance, beautiful flower clusters to decorate your summer months.

Scented First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomdre' PP 20,907) is an exceptional ornamental perennial with great form, long-lasting flowers and healthy high performance. They stay petite, with strong stems and a very winsome look.

Use them in the ground, or pop them into outdoor containers. Let their bright color boost any sunny spot and make you smile.

Large clusters of sweetly scented coral-colored flowers cover the plants. Look closely to enjoy the creamy white accent on each petal and the noteworthy dark eye.

Cut them to include in special indoor bouquets. Or...leave them as a very popular nectar resource for your neighborhood hummingbirds and butterflies. Plant plenty, so you can do both!

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.

Coral Crème is part of the improved Candy Store series of Garden Phlox. We're proud to grow and sell this modern cultivar of a traditional mainstay of the summer garden.

Candy Store Coral Crème Drop Phlox was specifically developed for its rich color and hardiness. It is particularly disease and mildew resistant and maintains a long, consistent bloom all summer long.

The exceptional color is just won't believe your eyes! Give them as very thoughtful plant gifts for loved ones; or take one as a Hostess Gift for summer soirèes.

Enliven your space the easy way with Candy Store Coral Crème Drop Phlox. Order yours today!

How to Use First Editions Coral Crème Drop Phlox in the Landscape

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'll gain such a nice pop of happy color from early summer through all without having to worry about it. Greet your guests in fun, relaxed style with their brilliant blooms.

These compact plants will even do their best to add life to "ho hum" areas of your yard. Create a new bed to the south of mature evergreens and plant multiple in a mass planting.

If you prefer a Cottage Garden, mix and match with several of our incredible pollinator perennials in an easy-breeze mixed garden. Keep Candy Store Coral Crème Drop Phlox near the edge, so you can see it!

You can also grow their scented flowers in containers to turn your balcony into a fragrant paradise. No need to miss out on their color, even if you are renting.

Container-grown plants can come back year after year with proper hydration. This plant is rated for extreme cold, and should be fine overwinter. (Cover with a row cover blanket in Zone 3!)

These warm-toned plants partner so well with contrasting blue blooms of Bluebeard and Baptisia. Use a series of stylish Arctic Blue Roses as an extraordinary backdrop for a marvelous color play.

You could dress them up with black-toned foliage shrubs like Tuxedo Weigela. Hide any leggy bare stems with their lush, low-growing form.

Or, keep them company with other brightly hued flowers from pink through orange all the way to yellow. Go as bold as you want. Why not gift the world some intensely saturated happiness?

Add their durable flower power to Butterfly Gardens. Their fragrant flowers would also make a great addition to Victory Gardens to bring beneficial pollinators for larger harvests.

They even work well in tough sites like Rock Gardens. Commercial property owners...take note of these attention-grabbing small perennials.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Phlox needs full sun. Please give them at least six hours of sun a day.

Well-drained 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.

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 or early spring, too.

These popular plants sell out quickly for us. Please place your order for Candy Store Coral Crème Drop Phlox today!

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Ditomdre'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Coral, White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes