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.
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 Audubon.org)|