Fall Phlox

Common Name: Fall Phlox

Scientific Name: Phlox paniculata

Family: Polemoniaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Open Woods, Thickets, Along Streams

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Height: Up to 4 feet

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Hummingbirds, Birds, Butterflies, Bees

Description: Fall Phlox is a native perennial wildflower that can be identified by its white, pink, purple, or bicolored flowers that grow in tubular clusters and have four to five petals each. Fall Phlox prefers to grow in woodlands, open woods, thickets, or along streams in moist soil and full sun to partly shady conditions. Fall Phlox blooms between summer and fall, and attracts many pollinators including hummingbirds, birds, butterflies, and bees. This photo of Fall Phlox was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.