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Phlox nivalis - Lodd.

Common Name Pine phlox, Trailing phlox
Family Polemoniaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None Known
Habitats Sandhills, dry pinelands, dry deciduous woods, open slopes and flats in sandy ground.
Range Native to the southeastern United States.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Phlox nivalis Pine phlox, Trailing phlox


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Phlox nivalis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a medium rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

P. nivalis f. nivalis. P. nivalis var. nivalis

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

None Known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

A medium density groundcover that can be grown in semi-shade. Good for woodland gardening.

Special Uses

Food Forest  Ground Cover

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Cultivation details

Low growing, evergreen, mound-forming subshrub or semi-woody perennial. Prefers full sun to semi-shade, dry to moist well-drained soil. USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9. It’s natural distribution is on sandhills, dry pinelands, dry deciduous woods, open slopes and flats in sandy ground. The root pattern is fibrous dividing into a large number of fine roots [1-2].

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Plant Propagation

Division or by cuttings.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Pine Phlox, Trailing phlox. Texas trailing phlox or Texan phlox ( subspecies ssp. texensis)

NORTHERN AMERICA: United States, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas,

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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