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 Phlox, FragrantThis plant is native to Texas.

Also Known As:  Downy Phlox, Prairie Phlox
Botanical Name:  Phlox pilosa
Plant Type:  Perennial
Light Requirement:  Sun, Partial Shade
Water Demand:  Medium
Landscape Use:  Fragrance
Ornamental Color:  Pink, Purple
Native/Adapted:  Native
Wildlife Value:  Bees, Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
Season:  Spring
Deciduous/Evergreen:  Deciduous
Plant Form:  Spreading
Plant Spread (ft.):  1'
Plant Height (ft.):  1'

Very fragrant. Creeping phlox. Several different varieties are available. It stays green through winter and explodes with blooms in the spring. It attracts butterflies and is also drought tolerant.

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