Phlox is a genus of 67 species of perennial and annual plants
found mostly in North Americ in diverse habitats from alpine
tundra to open woodland and prairie. Some flower in spring,
others in summer and autumn. Flowers may be pale blue, violet,
pink, bright red, or white.
Phlox are a popular hardy herbaceous plant.
Other Names: Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox,
Fall Phlox, Tall Phlox, Woodland Phlox,
Descriptions: Phlox have stems with clusters
of small 1 inch flowers.
Size: Phlox can be low growing and only
a few inches tall, like creeping phlox or tall
and twoering measuring 3 to 4 feet in height.
Symbolism: Phlox flowers symbolize good
partnership, harmony, and represents sweet dreams.
Grow Details: Phlox are hardy and easy
to grow in a variety of conditions.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: PH 5.0 - 6.0
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade (depending
on species may take Full Shade)
Grow Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Height: Phlox grow from 2 inches
to 4 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Red, Pink, Blue, White,
Propagation: Propagate phlox through
seed, division or cuttings.
Division/Transplants: Divide phlox
every 2 to 3 years.
Blooming Period: Summer to Fall
Type: Annual or Perennials
Herbal Remedy Properties: Long-leaved
phlox was used medicinally by several native tribes,
for colds and aches. Mashed phlox roots were used
for stomach aches and diarhea.
Native Area: Phlox is native to North
Phlox Flower Gifts
|Several species of phlox are commonly
cultivated in gardens. Most cultivated phlox, with
the notable exception of Drummond phlox, are perennial.
Phlox cultivars are available in shades of white,
purple, blue, pink, and yellow. Most are best grown
in well-drained soil, exposed to partial shade to
partial sun. Phlox are valued in the garden for
their ability to attract butterflies.