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Phlox pilosa /Prairie Phlox

Phlox pilosa  / Phlox pilosa
Spring flowers
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Spring flowers

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Florets can be quite dense

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Mass planting in a North Louisiana garden

This phlox spreads nicely by self-seeding

Typical scene that occurs every spring

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Scientific Name: Phlox pilosa
Common Name: Prairie Phlox
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Prairie phlox blooms for almost 2 months during late spring or early summer. This plant has a taproot and sends up multiple stems. Large colonies can be established over time as it spreads rapidly by stolons. Is more tolerant of drier soils than most other species of phlox. Resistant to powdery mildew, but attacked by spider mites.