The Main Plant entry for Phloxes (Phlox)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy

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Location: Maine
Date: 2014-08-14
Location: Maine
Date: 5/20/2023
phlox 'popstars
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 29, 2015
Annual Phlox (Phlox drummondii )
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2023-08-07
Late Morning Image
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2023-08-07
Late Morning Image
Location: Maine
Date: 05/20/2023
Safari® Sky South African Phlox Jamesbrittenia hybrid
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 23, 2016
Always Fragrant & Attractive To Butterflies
Location: Maine
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: 2020-07-06
A paniculata called old barnyard, an heirloom pass along plant
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2023-06-24
Late Morning Image

Date: 2012-09-10
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
#pollination
Location: Maine
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 24, 2015
Annual Phlox (Phlox drummondii )
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Date: 2023-06-24
Late Morning Image
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-14
Location: Maine
Location: Maine
Date: 2014-08-11
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 3, 2014
Hot, Dry Garden: Full Sun
Uploaded by EdBurton
Location: My Gardens
Date: August 8, 2015
In Perennial Garden
Location: Kolkata
Date: 2022-03-27
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: July 13, 2006
Evening

Date: 2013-07-12
With Rudbeckia
Uploaded by Samlav

Date: 2016-07-31
Uploaded by Rose1656
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-26
Location: My Gardens
Date: July 19, 2015
In A Perennial Setting
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-20
Spring Zone 9b.

Date: c. 1925
illustration from the 1925 catalog, Burpee's, Philadelphia, Penns
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

Date: 2021-09-18
Location: Plano, TX
Location: Hocking Hills, OH
Wild specimen spotted in state park.
Uploaded by Rose1656

Date: 2009-07-19
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-02
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: My garden 
Date: 2023-05-13
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-24
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by foraygardengirl
Location: Hocking Hills, OH
Date: Wild specimen spotted in state park.

Date: 2016-07-31
Uploaded by Rose1656
Uploaded by Rose1656
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-26
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-06-26
Uploaded by Daylilybaby
Location: Gulf-coast Texas
Date: 2014-04-12

Date: 2013-07-19

Date: 2012-07-14
Uploaded by Newyorkrita
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-05-17
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Uploaded by gemini_sage
Location: In my garden. Poland.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-18-14
Location: Darwell Rolling Woods, Alberta
Date: 2015-07-31

Date: 2009-07-19
Location: Sirem, my garden CZ
Date: 2014-10-01
Location: Cascade of Time Garden, Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-01

Date: 2013-07-19

Date: 2013-09-11

Date: 2013-09-11
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-05-17

Date: 2014-08-19

Date: 2014-08-19
Location: Croom Tract; Withlacoochee SF - Hernando County, Florida
Date: 14-MAR-2005
Photo courtesy of Brian Ahern
Uploaded by springcolor
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 11:30 PM concerning plant:
    "Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae. They are found mostly in North America (one in Siberia) in diverse habitats from alpine tundra to open woodland and prairie. Some flower in spring, others in summer and fall. Flowers may be pale blue, violet, pink, bright red, or white. Many are fragrant.

    Some species such as P. paniculata (Garden Phlox) grow upright, while others such as P. subulata (Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox) grow short and matlike.

    The foliage of Phlox is a food for the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Dot Moth, Gazoryctra wielgusi, Hummingbird Hawk-moth and Schinia indiana (which feeds exclusively on P. pilosa). Phlox species are also a popular food source for groundhogs, rabbits and deer.

    Several species and cultivars of phlox are commonly grown in gardens. Most cultivated phlox, with the notable exception of Phlox drummondii, are perennial. Species from Alpine habitats (and cultivars derived from them) require full sun and good drainage. Those from woodland habitats (such as P. divaricata) require partial shade and soil rich in humus. Those from waterside habitats (such as P. paniculata) require full sun and moisture at the roots. Phlox are valued in the garden for their ability to attract butterflies. Phlox can be propagated from stem cuttings."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 6, 2023 Obtained plant
White color
piksihk On January 26, 2015 Seeds germinated
piksihk On January 17, 2015 Seeds sown
TN 6/14
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
w/s labeled "scarlet phlox"
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Hawk Moths, Sphingidae, sipping nectar from Phlox blooms by EdBurton Jan 24, 2015 7:53 AM 2

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