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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Oct 7, 2015 8:54 PM CST
I really love this picture, especially because it has purples and blues in it, which are great colors to cool down a hot summertime scene. I keep stumbling across pictures of blue phlox and wishing I had it in my garden, but in the back of my head I remember reading somewhere that phlox is invasive. Have you discovered phlox popping up where it shouldn't be in your garden?
central Illinois
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Oct 7, 2015 9:31 PM CST
I think it's so cool that when it pops up elsewhere it's welcomed. In the 15 years I've had it in my garden it's said propensity to be invasive hasn't materialized though it has moved a little. It's location coupled w/ garden maintenance may contribute to it's containment. It blooms early, topples out at 12 to 15 inches appx. and then basically becomes a non-factor as larger plants overshadow it's presence... at least that's my perception.
Caution may be advised as it is, after all, a wild phlox, but I like what I've got and I'm glad I got it.

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