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Prolific Charmer First Editions® Cotton Candy™ Phlox

  • Lavender Petals With Pink Eyes
  • Lavish Blooms Feature Many Clustered Flowers
  • Flower Power for Months
  • Reliable Summer Performance
  • You'll Love the Sweet Scent
  • Grow Plenty for Stunning Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Add Foliage to Bouquets for Contrast
  • Beautifully Compact
  • Great for Small Space Gardens
  • Can Be Grown in Outdoor Containers
  • Well-Branched Form
  • Magnet for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
  • Improved Cultivar of Well-Loved Native
  • Perennial Comes Back Year After Year
  • Resists Powdery Mildew and Disease
  • Tolerates Extreme Cold
  • Listed on Firewise Lists for Defensible Space Gardening

Everyone wants dazzling flowers that last and last...on a compact garden plant that requires very little effort. Achieving superior, summer-long blooms is well within reach, thanks to the help of modern cultivars.

Nature Hills is thrilled to offer the feature-laden good looks of First Editions® Cotton Candy™ Phlox (Phlox paniculata 'Ditomfav' PP 21,369). You'll love their tender, light purple-pink flowers that feature a sweet scent and pretty pink center.

Show off your style with these long-blooming plants. Both new gardeners and savvy ones with years of experience can make the most of their summertime fun with help from Cotton Candy Phlox.

The dazzling display of flowers begin to bloom in early summer and keeps your interest long into fall. Look close to study their clear, lavender-pink petals accented with white and a dark pink eye.

Plant plenty to cut for fragrant indoor arrangements. Don't forget to add cuttings of the dense, lance-shaped, emerald-green foliage to help the massed flowers "pop" in the vase.

First Editions Cotton Candy Phlox is a well-branched, compact perennial that makes a lovely showing in your landscape. Grow them in the ground, or keep them in outdoor containers for a happy, cheerful look.

With proper care and planting site selection, they'll come back for you year after year. Count on Cotton Candy to produce generous bouquets of blossoms throughout your entire summer.

Local butterflies and hummingbirds will come visit your yard all season. Feel great about this nectar-rich ecological resource to support the critical beneficial pollinators in your area.

Modern plant scientists have developed incredible disease resistance with a program of very careful selection over many years. You'll be amazed at the high performance, and powdery mildew resistant foliage of the desirable First Editions Cotton Candy Phlox.

These native cultivars are a leap ahead of old-fashioned Garden Phlox! Whether you want to relax in a sleek, streamlined space or cram flowers upon flowers in a very personal Cottage Garden...there is always room for these prolific bloomers.

Order First Editions Cotton Candy Phlox today!

How to Use First Editions Cotton Candy Phlox in the Landscape

Gift yourself a bright burst of color on a pocket-sized lot, or a tiny—but sunny—balcony. Cotton Candy Phlox works hard all summer long. It more than earns a place in a small space!

Use in an oversized container as a terrific "Filler" to amplify the impact of a dramatic shrub or tiny tree. Or, keep them as a single species container to "Thrill" you with their gorgeous color and delight you with their fragrance.

They look great in flower boxes and vertical planters, too. Cotton Candy is a great mixer...working beautifully with other prairie-style perennials in shades from warm to cool.

Just getting started? These plants come back for you, and offer value for your money.

Landscaping on older homes often needs a little refresh. Count of First Editions Cotton Candy Phlox to revive the look, without any stress on your part.

Add charm and color the easy way! Line your front walk or underplant the south side of your foundation shrubs. Plant several of them on either side of your front door.

Reclaim some of your front lawn with a mixed planting island bed. Create a showpiece for your neighborhood with plenty of flowering plants that offer color from spring through fall.

Edible Gardening is a big trend all across the country! Include these long-lasting bloomers to entice pollinators to come help increase the size of your harvest.

Another intriguing way gardeners are maximizing the impact of their property is to create a welcome "getaway" destination in their lot. Carve out space for yourself in a sunny side yard, or place a narrow, winding path to a cute seating area in your great outdoors.

Use Candy Store Cotton Candy Phlox as a fragrant draw to your new outdoor room. Offer tantalizing glimpses of their sturdy blooms on the way to your new paradise.

With great form, long-lasting flowers and healthy high performance, these are hard-working plants to use and reuse throughout your landscaping This easy trick ties the look of your entire design together.

Run a row of them to polish up the edges of your borders. Or, integrate them throughout the front end of your planting design for fresh fragrance and a pretty floral presentation.

#ProPlantTips for Care

For the best performance, give this sun-lover a planting site with at least six hours of sun a day. Plant them in well-drained soil.

Improve your drainage with a raised bed. You can also consider soggy soil to be a good sign that you need to create a special container garden, raised up on bricks to allow water to drain quickly.

They appreciate regular water on a consistent schedule. If you are keeping your Candy Store Cotton Candy Phlox in containers, don't let them dry out.

Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation. Pull it away from directly touching the stems.

Prune Phlox late in the season back down to the ground. Too busy? Don't worry, this easy task can be done in late winter or early spring, too.

Don't miss our limited inventory. People go bananas for the sweet Candy Store Cotton Candy Phlox, so order yours 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

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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

First Editions® Cotton Candy™ Phlox Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand First Editions
Botanical Name Phlox paniculata 'Ditomfav'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender, Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Late Winter
Fragrant Yes