Friday, April 19, 2019


Yesterday, at the end of my class about Designing with Native Plants, there was a question about Phlox.  What species did I recommend?  Hmm.

Well, we've added several now to our woodland garden, but my gardening companion acquired them, so I wasn't sure of the species that we'd added -- certainly there were at least four different "sorts" -- whether species or cultivars.

We have lots of native species in the Eastern U.S., as well as cultivars that do well, too, to choose from, too. 

Check out this Wikipedia list.

And, yikes, here's a nursery person's list of favorite species and cultivars.

Just a few of our native species here in the Eastern U.S.:  Phlox stolonifera, Phlox carolina, Phlox divaricata, Phlox subulata, and Phlox paniculata.

Phlox stolonifera (image from NC

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