- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 2-4' tall
- Mature Width: 2-3' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 2-3' apart
- May Benefit & Attract: Hummingbirds
- The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
- This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
- All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Audubon® Garden Phlox?
If you’d like to attract more butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, then planting a patch of Garden Phlox is a great place to start. This beloved native Spirit depends on these specialized pollinators to fertilize its flowers, as other insects’ tongues are too short to do the job properly. And what magnificent flowers they are! Generous, domed clusters of fragrant, magenta-pink to white blossoms make Garden Phlox a popular choice in gardens of all types. Include it in a perennial border, cottage garden, children’s garden, or native planting for weeks of wonderful wildlife-watching each summer.
Before it was invited into our gardens and became “Garden Phlox,” this handsome perennial existed as a wild native Spirit, growing in open woodlands and along creeksides throughout much of the eastern United States. After making itself at home in our gardens, it then jumped the fence and made its way back into wild spaces where populations hadn’t existed before! Garden Phlox has been extensively hybridized and tinkered with by plant breeders over the years to create new forms with shocking flower colors, variegated foliage, and squatty habits. What we offer here is the pure, unadulterated wild form.
How to use in the landscape?
Plant some extra Garden Phlox so you’ll have plenty for bouquets! The long stems and bold flower clusters make it perfect for cutting. Nothing gives your guests a warmer welcome than flowers on the table.
Why Bower & Branch?
We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower
Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.
What is the definition of Native?
“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society
Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.
Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 2-4' tall
Mature Width: 2-3' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 2-3' apart
How To Plant
Garden Phlox is easy to grow, and even novice gardeners will have success with it. Give it a spot in full sun for the most flower production. Light shade in the afternoon is a good idea in hot-summer regions. The soil should be rich and organic, yet drain well. Provide regular water, as Garden Phlox is not particularly drought tolerant. Feed with Bower & Branch Elements™ Fertilizer in the spring. Garden Phlox will die back to the ground after a few frosts in the fall, and it may be cut back then to make way for new growth in spring.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8