Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Improved Disease Resistance
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer to mid-fall
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer to mid-fall
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleCottage, Rustic
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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 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:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
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.