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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|Sun to Shade||Summer / Fall||Rose -
|24 to 48 Inches||Average to Moist||12 to 18 Inches||Perennial|
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Phlox paniculata is known by several common names including Perennial Phlox, Fall Phlox, and Garden Phlox because it is often used in gardens. Perennial Phlox is one of our favorite fall flowers often found along streams and in open woods. Phlox paniculata forms colonies often 30 to 36 inches tall covered with showy 1.5 inch rosy-lavender to soft pink flowers. Phlox paniculata is a favorite in the wild garden due to its attractive fall flowers that require little or no maintenance and are often covered with butterflies. Perennial Phlox paniculata is spectacular as a mass in a meadow or open woodland. Phlox paniculata Garden Phlox prefers moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil and full sun or high open shade.
Phlox (flame, blaze) paniculata (Referring to the flower clusters, panicles)
Native Perennial Phlox paniculata is a sun loving plant occurring in rich or rocky open woods from Maine to South Dakota and Manitoba, south to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Zones (Polemoniaceae family)
The map below shows areas where native Wild Phlox paniculata Perennial Phlox, Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown. USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 8.
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Perennial Phlox, Fall Phlox, Garden Phlox plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Phlox paniculata L.
Fall phlox, Perennial phlox
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
USDA Symbol: PHPA9
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Fall phlox is a showy clump-former reaching a height of 3-4 ft. The pink lavender or rarely white flowers are borne in a 4-8 in. wide terminal cluster. A pyramidal cluster of white to pink or lavender flowers atop a stout smooth erect stem. The stemís narrow oval leaves are 4-7 in. long.
If found in the wilds beyond its natural range this species has probably escaped from cultivation. The plant has been widely used as a medicinal herb; the leaf extract is used as a laxative and for treating boils. Many color forms are found in gardens. The very similar Large-leaved Phlox (P. amplifolia) has a hairy stem only 6-15 leaf pairs below the flower cluster and a hairless corolla tube; it is found in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , GA , IL , IN , IA , KS , KY , LA , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MS , MO , NE , NH , NJ , NY , NC , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , UT , VT , VA , WA , WV , WI , DC
Native Distribution: C. NY to MO & KS s. to NC TN & LA; an escape elsewhere
Native Habitat: Rich open woods; thickets; meadows; moist roadsides
Light Requirement: Sun to
Soil Moisture: average to Moist
Soil Description: Organic Loam
Conditions Comments: Plants of this species have furnished the stock for many horticultural varieties. The plant need at least 6 hrs. of sun per day. Powdery mildew is a frequent problem.
Phlox paniculata fall phlox plants can be increased by stem or root cuttings, division or seed.