Downy Phlox, Phlox pilosa

Downy Phlox

Phlox pilosa

Sun Shade:
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Zones: 1, 2, 3
Soil Conditions: Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture: Medium, Dry, Moist
Color: Pink
Fragrance: No
Height: 1 - 2 feet
Spacing: 1 foot

There is wide variety in flower color on Prairie Phlox, from nearly white to shades of light and dark purple and pink with a slight fragrance. The shape of any Phlox is a good example of how it has evolved with the needs of the butterfly visitor in mind. The flat, broad petals serve as a landing area and the deep and narrow tube in the center of the flower is ideal for a butterfly or moth tongue. Prairie Phlox is also often called Downy Phlox for the somewhat hairy appearance of the stems and leaves. This is an upright perennial that grows in a clump to 12-16 inches tall on stiff stems
Plant Notes and Herbal Uses
  Phlox can be difficult from seed. For best results, Fall plant seed outdoors on a prepared site
  Watch for spider mites in hot, dry conditions.
  Excellent selection for rock gardens
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