Fall phlox,Perennial phlox,Autumn Phlox,Cross-leaved Phlox,Garden Phlox,Summer Phlox,Tall Phlox
Fall phlox is a showy clump-former, reaching a height of 3-4 ft. The pink, lavender, or rarely white flowers are borne in a 4-8 in. wide, terminal cluster. A pyramidal cluster of white to pink or lavender flowers atop a stout, smooth, erect stem. The stem’s narrow, oval leaves are 4-7 in. long. If found in the wilds beyond its natural range, this species has probably escaped from cultivation. The plant has been widely used as a medicinal herb; the leaf extract is used as a laxative and for treating boils. Many color forms are found in gardens. The very similar Large-leaved Phlox (P. amplifolia) has a hairy stem, only 6-15 leaf pairs below the flower cluster, and a hairless corolla tube; it is found in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
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Summer, Jun, Jul, Aug
Herb, Native Plant, Perennial, Wildflower
Garden phlox has fragrant, tubular, pink-purple, blue to lavender to purple to white florets (to 3/4” diameter) that are densely packed in large, tiered, domed terminal clusters (to 6-8"). Florets have a long corolla tube and five flat petal-like lobes. The calyx is tubular, ribbed, with 5 lobes, and is subulate. The corolla is salverform and 5-lobed. Flowers bloom from July to August.
How to Grow
Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day), Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours), Sun