Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Phlox latifolia 'Iron Mountain'
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Item #: 7520
Zones: 5a to 8b, at least
Height: 15" tall
Origin: United States
(syn: Phlox ovata) We found this small phlox at 2,400' elevation, north of Roanoke, Virginia, back in 2000. It has been a great performer and always draws attention at our Spring Open House. The only problem was getting it identified. Finally, we have determined it to be the little-known Phlox latifolia, an Appalachian native from Pennsylvania south to Alabama. Phlox latifolia is a great rock garden phlox since it makes a small 1' wide patch of open rosettes, composed of 3" long x 1" wide thick green leaves. The clumps are topped with 15" tall spikes of dark pink-lavender flowers in May and June...a hummingbird favorite. Phlox latifolia is somewhat anti-social, since it prefers an open site where it will not be crowded by neighbors.
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants
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