Phlox is characterized by its lovely clustered flowers, about 2-4 feet high, that have many elaborate variations in color. These flowers can be white, blue, purple, pink and any shade in between.
The versatility is what makes the Phlox plant so accessible because there is a color for every design. Landscapers love it because it gives them so many options, it can be planted in front yards, backyards, and is often used in parks and on public sidewalks. The Phlox is Native to North America, growing best in hardiness zones 4 to 8. It is an extremely adaptable plant, and has been seen growing in woodland areas, flatlands, meadows, and has even been seen growing in Syberia. Before, it was only found scattered growing in the wild, but now it is primarily found being used across the United States as a decorative plant for yards and gardens. For the best results, grow them in soil that is moist and high in nutrients. It is essential that they get full or at least partial sun at all times.
The growth rate is slow to medium depending on the climate conditions, so it will take some time before it completely covers your garden or beautiful spaces.
The flowers, usually bloom in the summertime have a lovely pungent fragrance that makes them ideal for anyone who enjoys stopping to smell the flowers. They can grow 50 inches tall, and in some cases, they have reached 40 inches wide, so they have good coverage if planted in a garden space. The sweet flowering scent also draws in butterflies and hummingbirds. An extra bit of added beauty, you can sit leisurely and watch nature at it’s best. So, while they do take a bit of time to grow in fully, the beauty and fragrance of these flowers make it well worth the wait.