Downy Phlox (Phlox pilosa)

Scientific name: Phlox pilosa
Common name: Downy Phlox
Description: This native plant is endangered in Pennsylvania. It forms a 1-2’ tall mound with pale pink to lavender flowers. Soft hairs cover the stems and leaves. This plant prefers dry soils and full sun and blooms in May and June.
Propagation: Divisions or cuttings
Initial bloom (month and week): May W3
Habitat: Sunny
Color of flower: Pale Pink and Lavender
Height: 1-2′
Spread: 12″
Family: Polemoniaceae
Soil type: Neutral
Soil moisture: Dry
Light: Full sun
Zone: Zones 5-8

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