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Phlox

Easy to grow, Phlox are mat-forming or erect perennials with masses of small, star-shaped, colorful flowers either in spring or summer. They come in a range of heights, habits, bloom seasons and colors. Spring-blooming creeping Phlox makes a perfect ground cover in rock gardens and in woodland plantings. Summer-blooming tall Phlox is ideal to brighten the back of the border with its exuberant summer flowers. Whether your garden is sunny or shady, with moist or dry soil, there is a Phlox that will suit your site!
 

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Phlox 'Baby Doll Pink' (Hybrid Phlox)

Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than the typical Garden Phlox (P. paniculata), Phlox 'Baby Doll Pink' (Hybrid Phlox) is a compact herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of bright pink flowers adorned with a white halo. Blooming from early to late summer, the fragrant flowers are rich in nectar and visited by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Phlox 'Fashionably Early Crystal' (Hybrid Phlox)

Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than the typical Garden Phlox (P. paniculata), Phlox 'Fashionably Early Crystal' (Hybrid Phlox) is a charming herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of pure white flowers adorned with a faint light purple eye. Blooming from early summer well into midsummer with some rebloom in fall, the fragrant flowers are rich in nectar and visited by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Phlox 'Fashionably Early Flamingo' (Hybrid Phlox)

Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than the typical Garden Phlox (P. paniculata), Phlox 'Fashionably Early Flamingo' (Hybrid Phlox) is a charming herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of light lavender pink flowers. Blooming from early summer well into midsummer with some rebloom in fall, the fragrant flowers are rich in nectar and visited by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Phlox 'Fashionably Early Princess' (Hybrid Phlox)

Blooming 2-3 weeks earlier than the typical Garden Phlox (P. paniculata), Phlox 'Fashionably Early Princess' (Hybrid Phlox) is a charming herbaceous perennial boasting a profusion of pale fuchsia pink flowers adorned with a darker pink eye. Blooming from early summer well into midsummer with some rebloom in fall, the fragrant flowers are rich in nectar and visited by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Phlox 'Purple Sprite' (Hybrid Spring Phlox)

Phlox 'Purple Sprite' (Hybrid Spring Phlox) is a mound-forming perennial boasting a profusion of bright purple star-shaped flowers adorned with a tiny white halo in their center. Blooming in mid to late spring, the blossoms are produced in such great quantities that they cover the foliage. This hybrid spring phlox blooms a week or so later than Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), and does not spread aggressively.

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Phlox 'Running with Scissors' (Creeping Phlox)

Vigorous and durable, Phlox 'Running With Scissors' is a ground-hugging perennial boasting a profusion of large, slightly fragrant, light to medium-violet flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Their petals are strongly cleft and blunt, similar to training scissors, after which this creeping phlox was named. Blooming in early spring for up to 6 weeks with a possible rebloom in the fall, the flowers are so abundant that they literally cover for the rosemary-like, dark green foliage.

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Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels' (Creeping Phlox)

Blooming much earlier than most Creeping Phlox selections, Phlox 'Violet Pinwheels' is an evergreen perennial producing masses of starry flowers with notched, upturned petals, opening vivid purple and aging to a still-vivid violet color. Blooming as early as late March and extending into mid-May, the flowers are so abundant that they literally cover for four to six weeks the dark green, needle-like foliage.

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Phlox bifida (Sand Phlox)

Phlox bifida (Sand Phlox) is a low-growing perennial forming a charming mat of small, linear, lance-shaped, bright green leaves, 2 in. long (5 cm). In mid spring to early summer, a profusion of slightly fragrant, lavender to white, snowflake-like flowers with deeply cleft lobes are on display.

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Phlox carolina (Carolina Phlox)

Native to the southeastern US, Phlox carolina (Carolina Phlox) is an erect, herbaceous perennial boasting broadly cylindrical clusters of lavender to pink or white flowers over a long season. Blooming profusely from late spring to mid summer, then intermittently until frost, the fragrant flowers are rich of nectar and visited by bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Phlox diffusa (Spreading Phlox)

Phlox diffusa (Spreading Phlox) is a mat-forming evergreen perennial boasting a profusion of small, star-shaped flowers with bright yellow anthers from late spring to late summer. Their color ranges from white to lavender to purple to pink. The blossoms are so profuse that they literally cover the evergreen foliage of narrow, needle-like, bright green leaves.

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Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' (Woodland Phlox)

Noted for its compact growth, fragrance and very full flowers, Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' (Woodland Phlox) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial forming a handsome mat of rich blue-violet flowers in mid to late spring. Each fragrant, saucer-shaped flower features five, flat, overlapping petals. Borne in loose clusters at the tip of hairy and sticky stems, they rise enthusiastically above the lance-shaped deep green foliage. A New England Wildflower Society introduction.

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Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' (Woodland Phlox)

Noted for its compact growth, fragrance and white flowers, Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' (Woodland Phlox) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial forming a handsome mat of full-petalled pure-white flowers in mid to late spring. Each fragrant, saucer-shaped flower features five, flat petals. They can sometimes take on a slight lavender blush as they age. Borne in loose clusters at the tip of hairy and sticky stems, they rise enthusiastically above the lance-shaped deep green foliage. A relatively vigorous cultivar that produces a profuse floral display.

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Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Native to eastern North America, Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox) is a semi-evergreen, spreading wildflower which creates mats of abundant, open clusters of slightly fragrant flowers in mid to late spring. Each scented, saucer-shaped flower features five, flat, notched, petal-like lobes in shades of lilac, rose or blue.

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Phlox drummondii 'Cherry Caramel' (Annual Phlox)

Phlox drummondii 'Cherry Caramel' (Annual Phlox) is an erect annual boasting a profusion of showy, cream-caramel and soft pink flowers adorned with a cherry-pink center. Blooming in flat clusters from summer to fall, the sweetly fragrant blossoms are a favorite of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects. Borne at the tips of the stems, they rise above the foliage of small lance-shaped dark-green leaves.

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Phlox drummondii 'Sugar Stars' (Annual Phlox)

Phlox drummondii 'Sugar Stars' (Annual Phlox) is an erect annual boasting a profusion of showy striped flowers in shades of blue and white. Blooming in flat clusters from summer to fall, the sweetly fragrant blossoms are a favorite of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects. Borne at the tips of the stems, they rise above the foliage of small lance-shaped dark-green leaves.

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