Carolina Phlox
Phlox carolina

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.