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Phlox amoena

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: average, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 6"-12"

Bloom Time: April, May, June

Bloom Color: pink, lilac

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, rock garden plant

Phlox amoena (hairy phlox)
  • Phlox amoena (hairy phlox)

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Phlox amoena

Also known as:

hairy phlox


Scientific Synonyms:


Phlox amoena can be distinguished from other species of the genus by its hairy stems and leaves. It is mostly unbranched, with dense terminal clusters of flowers in magenta hues.


Hairy phlox is native to open, dry woodlands and is well adapted to light conditions ranging from full sun to partial shade. It grows in average, well-drained soil and is a good choice for use in rock gardens. Flowering is from May through July.


Propagate from seed or by division in early spring.

Additional Notes

Phlox amoena is an easy to grow species that is very uncommon, but worthy of gardeners' attention.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:


Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Polemoniaceae Phlox family
Genus Phlox phlox
Species Phlox amoena hairy phlox