This is a genus of 67 species of annuals and herbaceous perennials. They are mostly native to North America with one from Siberia. Some species flower in spring while other bloom in summer and fall.

Care and Culture of Phlox




Phlox adsurgens Periwinkle Phlox
P. x arendsii Arends Phlox
P. bifida Sand Phlox
P. carolina Carolina Phlox
P. divaricata Wild Sweet William, Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox
P. drummondii Annual
P. glaberrima Smooth Phlox
P. macuIata Wild Sweet William
P. nivalis Trailing Phlox
P. ovata Mountain Phlox
P. paniculata  
P. x procumbens Trailing Phlox
P. stolonifera  
P. subulata Moss-phlox, Ground-pink

Species Hgt (in) Flower Color Notched Petals
P. divaricata 12-15 blue slightly
P. macuIata 24-36 various slightly
P. nivalis 6-9 various no
P. paniculata 36-48 mauve slightly
P. stolonifera 6-12 lavender no
Phlox subulata 6-9 various slightly

* Guides and Keys are from the book "Herbaceous Perennial Plants A Treatise on their Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes" by Dr Allan M. Armitage of the University of Georgia. Varsity Press, Athens, Georgia. 1989 ISBN 0-942375-00. More on Dr Armitage and his other books.


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