Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Smooth Phlox

Phlox glaberrima
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Wetland
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June)
Main Color: Pink / Rose, Purple, Red
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Nature Attracting
Butterfly, Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Pollinators, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

18 to
30
inches

Spread:

18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
30
inches
Spread: 18 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Rain gardens, butterfly and pollinator gardens, cut flower.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in average to wet organic, loamy soil. Prefers full sun to part shade. The smooth green leaves are mildew resistent.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

The bright pink rounded flower clusters attract both humans and many pollinators, including butterflies, moths and hummingbirds.Photo by Mervin Wallace.

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