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Phlox maculata

Meadow Phlox

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Phlox maculata (Meadow Phlox)

This Meadow Phlox blooms earlier than Tall Phlox (Phlox paniculata) with mauve-pink flower heads on top of stems with thick, glossy leaves. The flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The stems sometimes have a red mottling and are somewhat hairy.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
24- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Medium Pink


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Downy Skullcap (Scutellaria incana)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW+

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

High
Moderate

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar