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Annual Phlox

Phlox drummondii

Annual Phlox, Drummond Phlox

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade. Sow seeds in late summer or fall. Phlox is a much-branched, sticky-glandular plant with bright red, pink, or white flowers in tight clusters at the ends of stems. Annual phlox (Drummond’s phlox) is a showy annual; usually 6-12 in. tall, it can reach 20 inches. Its flowers range from pink to red, white, peach, or lavender. The 1-inch blooms are trumpet-shaped with a short, narrow tube. The leaves are soft, hairy and sticky. A southern flower of roadsides and fields, it escapes easily from cultivation.

Origins: Texas

Maintenance

Mow only after seeds have fallen.

An early wildflower that adds color to spring landscapes and roadsides.

Min. Height: 6'

Max Height: 30 inches'

Min. Width: 1'

Max Width: 3 feet'

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