Phlox Plant

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Phlox Plant is a Versatile Plant with a Beautiful Charm

 

Phlox is a hardy, versatile, and long-lived perennial plant with a beautiful charm. For starters, the phlox comprises sixty-seven species of perennial and annual plants in the family Polemoniaceae, found mainly in North America and sometimes Siberia. This flower owes its enduring popularity to its clouds of willowy blooms and no-fuss nature in a cottage garden mainstay. But the absolute icing on the cake is the long flowering season presenting its varieties of flowers from early spring to the first hard autumn frost. And as plant specialist James Locklear says, "Phlox carries the garden through the dog days of summer, holding down the fort until the asters and blazing stars come on board."

 

The phlox appears in forms and blooms spanning almost every hue in the color wheel, and it lavishly presents its cultivars in even the rarest of colors. Derived from the Greek word of the same name, its etymology of 'flame' about the phlox's many intense colors, and rightfully so. A favorite choice of perennial, primarily as petite ground covers blooming in early spring to the tall phlox blooming in mid-to-late summer; the phlox can grow up from around six inches to four feet tall, depending on the type. In most cases, these plants appear as dainty, five-petal blossoms packed by the dozens into clusters or panicles, and the phlox does an excellent job of attracting many pollinators such as butterflies to a garden. Even after the end of its blooming, its foliage remains long-lived and rich in color, lasting in its environment for decades under optimal growth conditions.

 

Phlox Plant is Ideal For Your Garden and every Gardener's Choice

If you get started with phlox, here are some of the ideal cultivars for your gardening setup. First, the creeping phlox (or called the moss phlox in some places) is a low-growing species that works as a colorful spring carpet of sorts, and it spreads as it grows in mounds about four to six inches thick. Some popular varieties of the creeping phlox would be the Candy Stripe, known for its pink and white flowers, and the Emerald Blue, which produces a sea of lilac-blue flowers perfect for a waterfall theme. Another variant would be the Phlox stolonifera, which shares the creeping or moss phlox's name, yet is strikingly different. Its oval-shaped leaves distinguish themselves from the needle-shaped foliage of the creeping phlox, and its flowers sprout from stems that rise six to ten inches above the vegetation rather than directly upon it. Other cultivars include the woodland or blue phlox, the Drummond's Phlox, the Summer Phlox, or the Carolina Phlox.

 

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