Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Downy Phlox

Phlox pilosa ssp. ozarkana
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

12 to
18
inches

Spread:

12 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 12 to
16
inches
Size
Height: 12 to
18
inches
Spread: 12 to
16
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Plant in the perennial border, native garden, butterfly garden. Naturalize in dry prairie or glade-like habitats, also sunny to partly shaded well drained beds.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Full sun to part shade with dry soil moisture. Plants annual or short-lived perennial. Requires dry or rocky, well-drained soils.
Basic Description

Loose clusters of fragrant, pink to purple flowers in late spring. Good source of nectar for butterflies. Spread slowly by underground stems to form large colonies.Ecological Benefits: Nectar for skippers, which pollinate this plant, and other pollinators.

Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant

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