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Phlox paniculata

Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Tall Phlox

Scientific Name:

Phlox paniculata

Genus:

Phlox

Species Epithet:

paniculata

Common Name:

Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox, Summer Phlox, Tall Phlox

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Polemoniaceae (Jacob's-Ladder Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Streambanks, moist forests, woodlands, and woodland borders. Fairly common in the NC mountains; rare to uncommon in the western third of the Piedmont, but very rare into the eastern portions (to Orange and Wake counties). Might not be native as far east as Orange and Wake counties, and probably is not native to the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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