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Phlox pilosa

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Common Name:  Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, prefers sandy or rocky soil but will tolerate clay, acidic to neutral pH.  1-2 ft. height, blooms spring to early summer, pink/white/lavender flowers, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code: C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide but most concentrated in western half of Tennessee

Beautiful plant with showy flowers.  There are 9 subspecies of this phlox, each occupying a different portion of its range.  Easy to grow.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox - Phlox pilosa 3
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/
Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox - Phlox pilosa 2
Photo Courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/