I just picked one of these phlox from a roadside here in North Georgia. We've been seeing patches of these bright bluish pink flowers blooming along roadsides here and thought we'd like to identify it and grow it at home. Please put Georgia on your list of places this grows naturally!
On Feb 19, 2007, SandyRN from Blackwood, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
These can be sown outdoors pretty early when the weather is cool. They seem to bloom so quickly. They self-sow for me here in NJ. They have never "come back" once the heat of the summer takes over, even if I cut them back. So once they're done blooming, I just pull them.
On Mar 15, 2005, bmuller from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:
I know that this plant is supposed to be an annual. However, after planting it from seed last year and watching it bloom successfully during the late summer and fall, I noticed this year (in February-March) that it is back--stronger than ever (hasn't bloomed yet, of course--too early). I'd like to know if anyone else has had this experience.
On Feb 12, 2005, KMensen from Cedar Rapids, IA wrote:
Annual Phlox is a favorite around here. They are great for butterfly gardens. However powdery mildew is a big problem due to our heat and humidity. I find just using a fungicide preventively will keep it under control.
On Jan 29, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Annual phlox usually must be grown from seed: few garden stores carry them in market packs. They are definitely worth the trouble. They bloom in 2 months from seed, and the blooms keep coming. Cut them back after a couple months, and they will continue to bloom and grow the rest of the summer.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama Montevallo, Alabama Oak View, California Colorado Springs, Colorado Bradley, Florida Lake Helen, Florida Melbourne, Florida New Port Richey, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Trenton, Florida Lula, Georgia Cedar Rapids, Iowa Halifax, Massachusetts Ramblewood, New Jersey Tryon, North Carolina Grove City, Ohio Baker City, Oregon Lincolnville, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Austin, Texas Brazoria, Texas Doyle, Texas San Antonio, Texas Orem, Utah Kalama, Washington Olympia, Washington