Phlox glaberrima interior

Common name: Marsh Phlox

Native plant

Marsh phlox, also known as Smooth Phlox, is a clump-forming perennial that typically grows 2-4' tall. It naturally occurs in wet woods, wet thickets, wet meadows and low prairies. Aromatic, pink to reddish-purple, tubular flowers appear in large, clusters atop stiff, upright stems. This plant seldom needs staking and is one of the few tall phloxes to bloom in spring. This species is very similar in appearance to Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox) except it blooms earlier and leaves are hairless and narrow.  Smooth phlox is a good cut flower.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Yards that Flood

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Pink

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
10 Inches
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Pollinator hot spot

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