Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox

Prairie Phlox, Downy Phlox

Phlox pilosa

Full to part sun, moderately wet to dry moisture level, prefers sandy or rocky soil but will tolerate clay, acidic to neutral pH.  1-2 ft. height, blooms spring to early summer, pink/white/lavender flowers, spreads slowly by re-seeding.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Statewide but most concentrated in western half of Tennessee

Beautiful plant with showy flowers.  There are 9 subspecies of this phlox, each occupying a different portion of its range.  Easy to grow.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

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flower;sun;wet;sand
flower;sun;wet;rocky
flower;sun;medium;clay
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flower;sun;dry;clay
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flower;sun/shade;wet;clay
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flower;sun/shade;wet;sand
flower;sun/shade;wet;rocky
flower;sun/shade;medium;clay
flower;sun/shade;medium;loam
flower;sun/shade;medium;sand
flower;sun/shade;medium;rocky
flower;sun/shade;dry;clay
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