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PlantFiles: Carolina Phlox
Phlox carolina

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Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: carolina (kair-oh-LY-nuh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive coriaceous On Jun 2, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Looks a lot like garden phlox (P. paniculata). Differs in being shorter, blooming earlier in the season, and having leaves that are often said to be less prone to powdery mildew (though I'm still skeptical). Great for extending the phlox season.

Positive frostweed On Sep 30, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Carolina Phlox is a lovely perennial that will bloom for at least three months
starting in June. It is easy to propagate by cuttings and it has a wonderful scent. I highly recommend it.
Phlox carolina is native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Conway, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Sheridan, Wyoming



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