Phlox pilosa Prairie Phlox
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Cultivation Information Prairie Phlox
Family - Polemoniaceae
Seed Provenance Phlox pilosa
Wildlife Significance Prairie Phlox
Nectar Source - American Painted Lady, Sulfurs, Swallowtails, Cloudywings and Grass skippers
Phlox Specialists - Perdita - Miner Bees are one of our native pollinators that are specific as to which plant species they visit. Phlox along with asters, sunflowers, and willows provide the necessary nutrients to keep this bee species healthy.
Deer - This spring I noticed cheery, purple, Prairie Phlox speckled numerous Rails to Trails bicycle paths; I decided that I would give it a whirl even though it may never make it to the farmer’s market. It turns out this plant is very popular with deer, rabbits, groundhogs and several caterpillars.
For details on Prairie Phlox, visit the Illinois Wildlife website.
Propagation Notes Prairie Phlox
Seeds planted - 2-14-2012Sprouted - 2-22-2012Night Temperature - 61 - 63 °FDay Temperature - 64 - 65 °F - Under florescent lights Seeds require cold, moist storage in order to germinate