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Plant Details

Phlox pilosa

Downy Phlox

Scientific Name:

Phlox pilosa

Common Name:

Downy Phlox

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

pink

Size in Feet:

.7 - 1.7

Light:

shade to sun

Soil Moisture:

sub-xeric to mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April-May

Bloom Area:

Coast, Piedmont

Flowers

Uncommon on the coast and in the piedmont, Downy Phlox can be used as an adaptable, early-blooming garden plant. It comes easily from seed.

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Paynter, Wilmington, April, 2012

Stem and leaves

The long, soft hairs give Downy Phlox its common and species names.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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