Phlox spp.



Synonyms:  Phlox amoena, Phlox divaricata, Phlox glaberimma, Phlox nivalis,

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: 1-2 ft    Width: .5-1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,pink,purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, typically q shade garden.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Varies


Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Open woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Florida has a number of Phlox species, almost all found in forested settings. The common roadside species (Phlox drummondii) is not a Florida native (Texas) -- it is a North American native and not harmful to the ecology of Florida. Phlox can be either annual or perennial depending on species. Most grow as annuals.