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Meadow Phlox

Phlox maculata

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Meadow Phlox (Phlox maculata) at Parkland Garden Centre

Meadow Phlox flowers

Meadow Phlox flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Ornamental Features

Meadow Phlox features bold fragrant conical lilac purple star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. Its glossy grassy leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Meadow Phlox is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Meadow Phlox is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Meadow Phlox will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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