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Phlox pilosa

Also called Prairie Phlox, Fragrant Phlox


Phlox pilosa - Downy Phlox - Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

More About Phlox pilosa

  • The flowers may be white, pink, or lavender
  • Individual flowers are loosely arranged in terminal clusters
  • Narrow, hairy, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves
  • Over time, it forms large colonies by stolons
  • Mild, pleasant fragrance
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

40-50 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Multi-coloured,Pink
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Downy Phlox Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun, however, it will tolerate drier areas in partial shade. More drought tolerant and resistant to powdery mildew than most other phlox species. 


Phlox pilosa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge