Phlox spp.

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Also known as Phlox amoena, Phlox divaricata, Phlox glaberimma, Phlox nivalis,

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 ft tall by .5-1 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,pink,purple
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, typically q shade garden.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
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
Soil pH:Varies



Some phlox  species attract hummingbirds.


Attracts butterflies and bees.  

Native Habitats:Open woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

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.