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Is phlox paniculata Starfire red or a deep pink?

Zone Uk | Lizzi Nicholls added on January 29, 2019 | Answered

I’m looking for a deep pink phlox and Stafford looks like the plant I would like. The pictures all look deep pink but the descriptions all say cherry red and crimson?

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Lizzi Nicholls
Answered on January 29, 2019

Thanks for your answer drtreelove, and yes silly me it was a typo, I mean Starfire Phlox! I agree with you, all the photos I can search for look exactly like the colour I’m looking for, yet all the descriptions say definitely red. So I just wondered if anyone has it growing in their garden so I can get a first hand idea of the colour!

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drtreelove
Answered on January 29, 2019

Stafford must be a typo, I don't find any variety of that name. But here are some more photos of Starfire:

https://www.google.com/search?q=phlox+paniculata+Starfire&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj10ryZsZPgAhVUWH0KHR1JAYcQsAR6BAgDEAE&biw=1600&bih=782

You be the judge, looks like somewhere between deep pink and cherry red to me. I haven't grown it to offer first hand positive color ID.

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