Downy Phlox (Phlox Pilosa)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

This short, long-blooming phlox packs many pink flowers above its diminutive stems and foliage in late spring.
Ecological Benefits: Nectar for skippers, which pollinate this plant, and other pollinators.
Culture: Use with similar-sized or smaller species in sunny beds. The plants will not perform well if crowded from larger species. Plants annual or short-lived perennial.


Native Environment: Prairie, Glade, Savanna, Woodland
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
USDA Symbol: phpi
Height: 1 to 1.5 feet
Spread: 1 to 1.5 feet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Season of Interest: May to July
Bloom Color: Pink/Pale Purple
Maintenance: Medium
Soil Moisture: Dry
Water Use: Low.
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky, well-drained soils.
Tolerate: Drought, Clay Soil
Nature Attracting: Butterfly, Hummingbird, Native Bees
Use Wildlife: Prairie phlox attracts long-tongued bees, butterflies and skippers.