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Phlox pulchra
Phlox pulchra
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Phlox pulchra

Mountain Phlox

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.410.950

The Mountain or Smooth Phlox is native to the Appalachian Mountains. Plants form a bushy upright clump of fresh green leaves, topped in early summer by clusters of fragrant lilac-blue flowers. This is one of the best Phlox selections for hot, humid summer climate areas. Combines beautifully with silver leaved perennials, such as Artemisia ‘Valerie Finnis'. Useful for massing in the border, and also worth trying in mixed containers or tubs. Prefers a sunny location or light shade. Clip plants back hard after blooming, to rejuvenate the leaves. Easily divided in early fall.

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Phlox pulchra

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Wild Flower
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate