First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox

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Sweetly scented First Editions® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomdre' PP20,907) is an exceptional ornamental perennial with great form, and long-lasting flowers - both in the vase and in the garden. This Garden Phlox stay petite, with strong stems and a very winsome look! 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.

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

The exceptional color is just outstanding, you 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! Coral Crème Drop™ 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. This plant is rated for extreme cold in USDA growing zones 3 to 8, Phlox are perfect for the busy or the beginner gardener alike!

Planting and Application:

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 a fun, relaxed style with their brilliant blooms!

These compact small space 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 Butterfly Garden or Cottage Garden, mix and match with several of our incredible perennials in an easy-breeze mixed garden. Keep Candy Store® Coral Crème Drop™ Tall Garden 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. Let their bright color boost any sunny spot and make you smile on your porch or patio, or dress up an outdoor garden room!

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!

  • Enchanting Coral & White Petals - With Small, Dark Center
  • Enjoy Showy Blooms Clusters for Months
  • Fresh Fragrance & Gorgeous Cut Flowers
  • Butterflies & Hummingbirds Love Them
  • Healthy, Dark Green Foliage & Compact, Well-Branched Form
  • Fits Beautifully in Small Space Gardens
  • Sunny Borders, Outdoor Containers
  • Listed on Firewise Lists for Defensible Space Gardening

#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.

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 & Powdery Mildew Resistance

Enliven your space the easy way with First Editions® Candy Store® Coral Crème Drop™ Phlox. These popular plants sell out quickly! Please place your order at Nature Hills Nursery today!

Phlox Frequently Asked Questions

Does Tall Garden Phlox spread?

Most Garden Phlox do spread some but politely so - not getting into trouble and not jumping their borders. Should the clumps become too large you can easily divide them.

Should your deadhead Tall Garden Phlox?

Deadheading Phlox helps prevent some varieties from self-seeding and encourages a rebloom.

Where is the best place to plant Phlox?

Phlox needs well-drained enriched soil with good air circulation for best results. Mulch their beds and fertilize them each spring.

What happens to Phlox in the winter?

Phlox are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves and stems after frost and die back to the ground. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Garden Phlox for sale here 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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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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 - 22 inches
Mature Spread 18- 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Coral Pink & Creamy White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes