• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Summer to mid-fall
  • Detail
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 14, 18 - 21
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer to mid-fall
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasPhlox is the quintessential component of the perennial border. Adds to beds along foundations and fence lines. Insert into good soil at the bright edge of woodlands. An American native that belongs in cottage, country and historic gardens of the eastern states.
    Companion PlantsPhlox belongs with other big Americans such as Doubledecker Coneflower, (Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'), Little Joe Coastal Plain Joe Pye Weed, (Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'), Dodd's Red Creek American Holly, (Ilex opaca 'Dodd's Red Creek') and Golden American Elder, (Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea')
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Remove old flowers to prolong flowering. Cut back to the ground at the end of the season.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This very large genus of perennial flowers was named by Linnaeus from the Greek for flame to describe the flowers. It contains about fifty species native to North America, with just one found in Siberia. It is native to fertile bottomlands and meadows of the east from New York to Arkansas and Georgia.
    Lore:
    Phlox has been used as a medicinal plant by the many Native American tribes within its range

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