Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
3-5 ft. H X 2-2.5 ft. W
1-inch-wide, tubular flower with 5 reddish purple spreading lobes; flowers form large, showy, pyramidal clusters.
Bloom Time Notes:
10-20 pairs of opposite leaves; very thin, lance shaped, and narrowed to a tapering tip on a smooth stem; prominent vein in the center of the leaf.
Rich moist areas; wet woods; barrens
Divide early spring or fall; reseeds freely on its own.
Sun or Shade:
Smooth phlox (Phlox glaberrima) grows best in sun to partial shade; it is not particular about soil, but does not like to dry out. Blooms for 2 months between May and July and again later in the year; flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies.