Phlox, Fragrant Details

Phlox, Fragrant

  • Also Known As: Downy Phlox, Prairie Phlox
  • Botanical Name: Phlox pilosa
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Fragrance
  • Ornamental Value: Pink, Purple
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1'
  • Plant Height: 1'


Very fragrant. Creeping phlox. Several different varieties are available. It stays green through winter and explodes with blooms in the spring. It attracts butterflies and is also drought tolerant.

Perennial Care Guide

Phlox, Fragrant Photos