Starting in April, purple-pink blossoms can completely hide the foliage on this woodland phlox for weeks! 'Parksville Beach' is stunning planted in groups to punch-up darker, semi-shaded areas and to create a wave of color and nectar in those early spring months!
Excellent source of early nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds
Tiger swallowtail butterflies find the flowers especially attractive
Fragrant, showy spring flowers
Foliage is burgundy in winter
Great ground cover in shade gardens and woodlands
Low maintenance and easy to grow
Open, wooded areas with moist soils from Maine to South Dakota, south to Georgia and Oklahoma.
Only a handful of the 700 species of butterflies that live in North America feed on agriculture crops the rest rely on native plants like this one for food.
Prefers humus-rich, moisture yet well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.