This new Hybrid Phlox blooms earlier than the typical Tall Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), starting about 2-3 weeks earlier than the typical Phlox. ‘Fashionably Early Lavender Ice’ is a taller variety of Hybrid Phlox that will work best for the middle to back of the border with its refined, perfect looking habit. In addition to being early blooming, it boasts a long season of color. Pale lavender flowers with a lavender pink eye appear from early summer well into midsummer with some rebloom in fall. Narrow, spiky, dark green foliage stays beautiful all season. Each member of the Fashionably Early series has exceptional mildew resistance, thick leathery leaves, and a stoloniferous habit (as opposed to the tightly clumping P. paniculata types).