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Paparazzi® Britney Phlox

Phlox 'PPPHL0604'

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Paparazzi Britney Phlox (Phlox 'PPPHL0604') at Homestead Gardens

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox flowers

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox flowers

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Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Paparazzi Lavender Phlox

Group/Class:  Paparazzi Series

Brand:  Ball


Elegant springtime blooms of fragrant lilac-pink flowers with white centers, on plants with low, spreading habits; suitable for containers or small perennial borders; good mildew resistance

Ornamental Features

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox features showy fragrant lilac purple star-shaped flowers with pink overtones and white eyes held atop the stems from mid spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves emerge coppery-bronze in spring, turning grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Paparazzi® Britney Phlox is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features