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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Other: prone to powdery mildew
Fruit: Other: Seeds are carried inside a capsule, which splits open when ripe and throws the seeds away from the parent plant.
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies


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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Oct 25, 2011 7:40 AM

Phlox can be cut back to shorten the height and produce blooms at a later time.
I dead head my phlox right after first bloom and get a second flush of blooms.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 11, 2012 6:07 PM

Honey bees get pollen from this plant.

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Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 10, 2019 12:31 PM

THE phlox for butterflies, especially swallowtails. Some comments state this particular phlox is prone to mildew, but I haven't had any on mine; fungal diseases are endemic in my area. Very tough plant. Blooms continuously.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On May 16, 2021 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 13, 2021 Seeds sown
WS 16 seeds from 2020G in milk jug
MrsBinWY On February 5, 2017 Seeds sown
soak (+ H2O2); 4 weeks in fridge on coffee filter; germinate at room temp; 16 seeds from 2016 garden; sown in milk jug 3-10-17, room temp; refridged 5-25-17
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