Wood Phlox

At least I believe this is Wood Phlox, so if someone out there knows this plant by a different name, please let me know. This is just another wildflower that has come up in our yard and the bees and butterflies love them, of course, I think there pretty too.

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4 Comments

  1. Ann Aswegan said,

    August 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Yes, that’s the name I use to describe the white wild flowers that have sprung up in my perennial garden. Each year they spread and look so lovely in the late summer. They also have a sweet scent. Interspersed in the white Wood Phlox are a few light pink ones, but I think your dark purple flowers are the most beautiful.

    • jkgphotos said,

      August 16, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Ann, I’m just glad I have this beauty blooming on the edge of our yard. Before I post photos, I always want to know what I’m posting. Looks like I got this one right.

  2. JOry Wilke said,

    August 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I have many colors of the tall phlox, but I had thought “woodland Phlox” were the similiar ones that bloom in the spring, can be purple or white. I planted a couple (of each) but love the fall ones best, they are one of the few things that are blooming now–thank goodness the guy before me started some, and they are all over–Pink, white, multi colored and versions of each. If you cut of the flower head, they will bloom another month or so. Spray with weak peroxide solution to kept the mildew off of them-

  3. jkgphotos said,

    August 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Jory, that’s what I read too, that they bloom in spring and summer. Well, I guess it’s still summer, but they are just blooming now. We used to have more down in our wooded lot, but I’m sure glad we had this one blooming right at the edge of our “yard” so to speak. Thanks for the tip too on the peroxide solution. Glad you enjoyed the picture. Hope all is well with you and Jim.


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