Phlox pilosa var. ozarkana – Ozark Prairie Phlox
A fun Missouri native, Ozark Prairie Phlox, Phlox pilosa var. ozarkana, form large colonies over time. Softly fragrant clusters of dark rose lavender blossoms appear in early to midsummer on 15-20″ stems. A stoloniferous plant with fuzzy foliage, it forms mounds 12-18″ wide. Useful as a ground cover or naturalized in sunny areas.
Plant in full sun to light shade in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. For best results, keep well watered especially when plants are setting up buds and blooming, and during dry spells.