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Phlox bifida

Sand Phlox

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Phlox bifida (Sand Phlox)

In spring, this low-spreading native grows in dry areas with sun or shade adorned with beautiful, pale-purple, star-like flowers. The flowers have a V-shaped notch on each petal giving them a fringed look. The leaves, which are short, thread-like pale green, form thick mats.

Additional Information:

4-6 Inches


12-18 Inches


Bloom/Seasonal Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Squaw-weed (Packera obovatus), Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Fire Pink (Silene virginica)

Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture


Special Uses

Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map