Our self-serve plant stand is now open! Please stop by and take a look at some of our inventory or come by one of the local markets we're attending this season!
Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)
Prairie Phlox can vary in color and may appear white, dark purple, or pink. The flower is a pollinator favorite, especially with butterflies.
The flowers are often confused with Dame’s rocket, a non-native invasive plant. However, the two can be easily differentiated by the number of petals. Phlox has five petals and Dames Rocket has four.
Plants are currently sold in quart-sized recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members
Why are We Planting This?
Favorite of pollinators. This drew a repeat visiting hummingbird moth last year to our garden (it’s one of their favorites). Note that it can grow in heavier soils but prefers and will do better in lighter soils.
Read more about the ethnobotany of Prairie Phlox and its history at the fully-referenced Native American Ethnobotany Database.
July, June, May
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Native to Michigan