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Phlox drummondii (Annual Phlox)

Annual Phlox, Drummond Phlox, Pride-of-Texas, Texas Pride


Native to Texas, Phlox drummondii (Annual Phlox) is an erect annual boasting a profusion of showy, bright rose-red, pink, or white trumpet-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), in flat clusters in early spring to early summer. In cool summer climates, Annual Phlox will continue to bloom throughout summer. Borne at the tips of the stems, the fragrant blossoms are favorites of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds and other pollinating insects. They rise above the stem-clasping foliage of soft, hairy and sticky dark-green leaves. Annual Phlox dies back after going to seed, so you may want to plant it with summer and fall-blooming wildflowers. Treasured in gardens since the 1800s, this sweet-smelling versatile annual is a terrific addition to flower beds, containers, hanging baskets, rock gardens, short-grass or wildflower meadows.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall and wide (15-30 cm). Will self-seed in the garden for an abundant floral display the following year.
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Although it prefers sandy, fertile soil, it can be established in a variety of well-drained soils, including alkaline substrates.
  • Excellent choice for rock gardens, cottage gardens, or as a ground cover. Perfectly suited to containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for powdery mildew, spider mites. Crown rot may occur in poorly drained soils. Deer resistant.
  • Flowers should be deadheaded regularly (to the extent practicable) to promote blooming and growth.
  • Propagate by seed in the fall.
  • Native to Texas and introduced in the southeastern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3, H1
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Northeast, Connecticut, Maryland, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3, H1
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Northeast, Connecticut, Maryland, Vermont, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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