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Pink Phlox – Phlox Divaricata
The garden phlox is a perennial summer plant that grows best in full sunlight. Many reach a mature height of 3 to 4 ft. Tall, and also have hardy zones of 4 to 8 in the United States. This makes phlox hard to grow in humid areas because of the moisture in the air when this plant needs dry weather to grow best in. This plant is sensitive to mildew in the form of powder, which needs to be taken off by removing the leaf from the plant. The garden phlox can subsist in Minnesota and other states in that particular hardiness zone.
Planting garden phlox in early spring is helpful to the growth of the phlox plant as the soil must be able to drain water. It is necessary to work compost into the soil if the soil doesn’t have enough water. Garden phlox is supposed to be planted 18 to 24 inches apart. These plants need to be watered weekly for the first few weeks. Garden phlox has pink, purple, salmon, red, lavender and white flowers that need to be clipped off the stem if the flower color fades. The species name of the garden phlox is phlox paniculata.
Garden phlox has fragrance as well as being easily cultivated, having heights of 2 to 5 feet. Phlox was accessible from the turn of the century to the 1940s. Phlox is a plant that is native to North America. There are over 800 varieties of garden phlox, in an array of colors. Phlox was regarded as way too-old fashioned to plant anymore in the 1980s. Phlox needs to be planted in rich soil and hot climates, it must be planted in partial shade. The soil must be placed with compost so that the plant can grow at it’s best.
The Pink Phlox is a lush pink flower that looks great against anything. The flowers produced on the plant are spectacular. From bright pink to a pale blue color, this plant is seen all throughout the central United States Flowers attract swallowtail butterflies, and its roots are eaten by rabbits. This plant will typically bloom during the spring and summer months. It grows excellent when planted in soils that are well drained.