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Running with Scissors Phlox

Flowering lasts up to six weeks

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 4 - 6 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Early to late spring
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Running with Scissors Phlox

This phlox, a cross between Phlox bifida and Phlox 'McDaniels Cushion', is cleverly named for its bifurcated petals that look like they were hand-cut with kindergarten scissors. But the real reason to plant Running with Scissors is its superior bloom power. Respected hybridizer from the Chicago Botanic Garden, Jim Ault developed this and other new varieties to exhibit improved color, vigor and durability—it knocks the socks off other moss phlox. In our trials, the flowers just kept on coming, performing head and shoulders above other cultivars, with sporadic repetition in the fall. The color caught our attention as well—a clear, violet-pink maturing to a whitish center that is set off splendidly by the dark green mat of foliage; brighter and bolder than most currently offered. A real problem solver, this new phlox should be planted where it can spill over walls, among rocks, or edging a walkway; it'll return the favor with masses of long-lasting color or solid green foliage nearly year round. Phlox x 'Running with Scissors' PPAF
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NamePhlox 'Running with Scissors' PPAF
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 inches
  • Spacing18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateEarly to late spring
  • Planting InstructionsPlant at same depth as it is in the container.
  • Flower Color:purple
  • Flower FormSimple 5 petals - 3/4" across in small terminal cymes.
  • Foliage TypeSemi-evergreen, needle-like dark green leaves, 1" long; brighter green in spring.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, sandy soils, slightly alkaline.
  • PruningOccasional shearing to stimulate growth. After flowering or late summer.
  • Unique This moss phlox is considered supercharged as far as flower power, vigour and durability are concerned. In early to mid spring, masses of large, fragrant, light to medium violet flowers appear with strongly cleft and blunt petals similar to training scissors after which it was named. Flowering lasts up to 6 weeks with a possible rebloom in fall. The dark green foliage is rosemary-like. Vigorous. A mounded grower that continues to spread over time. A light pruning is recommended immediately after flowering is complete. Developed by Jim Ault, Ph.D., at Chicago Botanic Garden from a cross made in 2008 between Phlox 'McDaniel's Cushion' and Phlox bifida.
  • Shipped2.5 INCH POT
  • Height/Habit4 - 6 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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