Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom: May – July
Suggested Uses: Prairie phlox are beautiful upland prairie plants. They have very showy dark pink flowers. They grow on typical garden soil and sandy and gravelly soils. They are great for both restoration projects and gardens, including rock gardens. The flowers are showy and are very attractive to butterflies!
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the contiguous U.S. Native throughout the state of Minnesota except the far northeastern corner.
Pollinators: Butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Prairie Phlox provide an important nectar source for adult monarch butterflies.
Flowers: The 1″ flowers are made up of 5 fused petals that form a narrow tube at the center. They grow in flat clusters up to 3″ across.
Leaves: Leaves are small and linear.
More information: USDA plant profile