Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Garden Phlox

Phlox paniculata
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

36 to
48
inches

Spread:

24 to
30
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 24 to
30
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 24 to
30
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Perennial border, native garden, cut flower garden, butterfly garden.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun to part shade in average to moist soil. Plant in an area with plenty of ventilation to prevent mildew.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Large heads of fragrant pink flowers can grow 8 in. across. They are very showy in the landscape when grown in moist soil. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds and are good cut flowers. Benefits clearwing moth pollinators.

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