A Real Soap Opry (Phlox Fashionably Early series)

Looking for a refreshing update on a traditional “backbone” perennial? 

You’ve arrived early – Fashionably Early!

This hybrid series lives up to its name by blooming 2 – 3 weeks sooner than the typical tall phlox. All varieties rise to a user-friendly mid-border height. The rich green slender leaves are extremely resistant to powdery mildew, the bane of tall Phlox species. Height: 28 – 32”. Hardy in Zones 4 – 8

‘Fashionably Early Crystal’PP28679 Flower clusters emerge pale lavender, then mellow to pristine white with a purple eye zone.

‘Fashionably Early Flamingo’ PP29911 Rich lilac-pink blooms and lots of them. A bold shot of color!

‘Fashionably Early Lavender Ice’PP29912 Panicles of very pale, icy lavender blooms with deeper pink centers.

‘Fashionably Early Princess’ PP28680 Pale fuchsia blooms with a deep pink heart.


The Fashionably Early series’ family tree is a real soap opry, involving at least three Phlox species, all American natives. One ancestor is ‘Minnie Pearl’, a natural hybrid of P. glaberrima, a.k.a. smooth phlox, and P. maculata, spotted phlox. Add some P. paniculata to the genetic soup, stir well, and the results are pretty spectacular. 

Say “Howdy!” to the Fashionably Early collection. They come in quick-planting, easy-finishing 72-cell liners from Emerald Coast Growers – your easy choice!