Phloxstar™ Phlox

Phlox Phloxstar™ Series

A true garden rock star with small, lance-shaped, green foliage covered by clusters of bright, fragrant flowers. Stands up to heat and dry spells, delivering a dynamic show of vivid color throughout summer. Its tidy, compact, mounding habit makes it perfect for flower beds, patio containers, or hanging baskets. A warm season annual.
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10-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationfloks drum-AWN-dee-eye
LoreThe Phlox drummondii species name honors Scottish-born Thomas Drummond, a naturalist that explored the Americas and collected plant and bird species in the early 19th century. Drummond collected this North American native species in grasslands and open woodlands during his travels and work in Texas.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 14 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Summer
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Accent, Edging, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Heat Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Candytuft (Iberis); Thrift (Armeria)

Prefers fertile, acidic to neutral, sandy soils; adapts to average, well-drained soils. Water regularly to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune lightly midseason to promote continued bloom. Feed in spring and summer. Hardy to 32°F. May cease flowering during extreme heat.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones