Downy Phlox, Phlox pilosa


Downy phlox, also called prairie phlox, is a colorful early-season beauty! Being one of the few flowers blooming this time of year and owing to its vibrant color, downy phlox really stands out. Collecting seed for this plant is tricky. Once ripe, the small capsules burst open and the seed disperses. It is also difficult to start from seed, thus making its availability hard to predict. Special care is taken to offer this species grown from remnant population seed, but I think you’ll agree it’s worth it!

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 2 feet
Sun: Full, Partial
Soil: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: May, June
Advantages: Pollinator Favorite Bird Favorite: Habitat, Food Source Highly recommended for home gardens


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