This dwarf phlox is aptly named indeed. Desire is part of the reblooming Bambini® series. Compact plants grow to 10" tall and wide, and produce lush, colorful panicles of bright purple florets. An outstanding variety, it has a lovely fragrance that perfumes the entire area, both indoors and out. Desire is an easy-to-grow phlox that attracts butterflies and other pollinators with its brilliant hue, scintillating aroma and a flower form that makes accessing vital nectar a breeze. Makes an incredible display in front borders, mixed containers and cut-flower bouquets. Plus, these show-stopping blooms perennialize well, returning yearly with vigor.
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Mature Height 14 - 16 inches
Bloom Time From early summer well into the fall.
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Individual tubular flowers up to 1" across form a dense pyramidal panicles up to 6-8" across.
18 - 24 inches
Top of plant should be just below the soil. Space plants 18-24" apart.
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Removing spent head heads will induce new ones.
Mulch +/- 2"
Top of plant should be just below the soil
Average water needs. Water regularaly, do not overwater.
Once per year
K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time
climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are
harvested, our staff of K.
van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.
Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.
Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August.
General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated
schedule.Large orders may be shipped in more than one
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provided on your order confirmation.Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48
contiguous states. Click here for zone map.
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