Audubon® Garden Phlox
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If you’d like to attract more butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, then planting a patch of Garden Phlox is a great place to start. This beloved native Spirit depends on these specialized pollinators to fertilize its flowers, as other insects’ tongues are too short to do the job properly. And what magnificent flowers they are! Generous, domed clusters of fragrant, magenta-pink to white blossoms make Garden Phlox a popular choice in gardens of all types. Include it in a perennial border, cottage garden, children’s garden, or native planting for weeks of wonderful wildlife-watching each summer.
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New! Introducing our bird-friendly collection of Audubon® Native Plants & Trees
- Better for Birds, 100% Neonic-Free
- Not Available in non-native regions, states or counties (see Native Regions map)
Bower & Branch is proud to grow Audubon® Native Plants for Birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society to help birds and other wildlife thrive.
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
- This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- Your purchase and planting of this native flora directly supports Audubon’s conservation mission and impact
- Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program
- Audubon Native Plants & Trees are free of neonicotinoids and exclusively grown by Bower & Branch
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- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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Before it was invited into our gardens and became “Garden Phlox,” this handsome perennial existed as a wild native Spirit, growing in open woodlands and along creeksides throughout much of the eastern United States. After making itself at home in our gardens, it then jumped the fence and made its way back into wild spaces where populations hadn’t existed before! Garden Phlox has been extensively hybridized and tinkered with by plant breeders over the years to create new forms with shocking flower colors, variegated foliage, and squatty habits. What we offer here is the pure, unadulterated wild form.
Plant some extra Garden Phlox so you’ll have plenty for bouquets! The long stems and bold flower clusters make it perfect for cutting. Nothing gives your guests a warmer welcome than flowers on the table.
How to Grow
Garden Phlox is easy to grow, and even novice gardeners will have success with it. Give it a spot in full sun for the most flower production. Light shade in the afternoon is a good idea in hot-summer regions. The soil should be rich and organic, yet drain well. Provide regular water, as Garden Phlox is not particularly drought tolerant. Feed with Bower & Branch Elements™ Fertilizer in the spring. Garden Phlox will die back to the ground after a few frosts in the fall, and it may be cut back then to make way for new growth in spring.
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