Also known as Phlox amoena, Phlox divaricata, Phlox glaberimma, Phlox nivalis,
|Life Span:||Annual to short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden, typically q shade garden.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Loam, Lime rock, Sand|
Some phlox species attract hummingbirds.
Attracts butterflies and bees.
|Native Habitats:||Open woods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Florida has a number of Phlox species, almost all found in forested settings. The common roadside species (Phlox drummondii) is not a Florida native (Texas) -- it is a North American native and not believed to be harmful to the ecology of Florida as it spreads almost exclusively in disturbed, sunny areas (old fields, roadsides). Phlox can be either annual or perennial depending on species. Most grow as annuals.
We encourage you to use species found naturally in your area. Some phlox are annuals; some are perennial.