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Phlox nana (Santa Fe Phlox)

Santa Fe Phlox, White-eyed Phlox, Canyon Phlox


Hardy, easy to grow, and rabbit-resistant, Phlox nana (Santa Fe Phlox) is a low-growing perennial boasting mounds of five-petaled star-shaped flowers from early spring to early summer. The dainty flowers often have a conspicuous white-ringed center and come in colors ranging from from purple to pink, white, or rarely yellow. Blooming continually for weeks, they are borne at the tips of wiry stems covered with narrow, gray-green hairy, sticky leaves. Thriving in canyons, on rocky slopes, along roadsides and in disturbed areas, this Western native wildflower is a lovely addition to the home garden. Perfect along pathways or in rockeries.

  • Grows only 12 in. tall and wide (30 cm). Santa Fe Phlox varies in size, depending on weather conditions, but is never taller than 12 inches.
  • Performs best in full sun or partial shade in dry to medium, well-drained soils. This plant is drought tolerant and requires little supplemental water once established.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Natural propagation occurs when fertile seeds ripe for germination explode from the seedpod. Santa Fe phlox can also slowly spread by rhizomes.
  • Native to New Mexico, Texas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southwest, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, 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 5 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, Southwest, New Mexico, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Prairie and Meadow

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