Meadow phlox

Phlox maculata

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Meadow phlox (Phlox maculata)
Genus:  Phlox
This upright, herbaceous perennial has slender, hairy stems reaching 1.5 to 3 feet tall, with clusters of lavender-rose, lilac-pink, or white flowers. The stems often have burgundy spots on them. Blooms appear in early summer and midsummer.
Care:  Grow in fertile, moist soil. Deadheading may prolong bloom period.
Propagation:  Divide in autumn or spring.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, stem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spots, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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