Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora 'Triple Play'
Smooth phlox

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Smooth phlox
Phlox glaberrima ssp. triflora 'Triple Play'

The variegated foliage and shorter growth habit differentiate 'Triple Play' from its parent species. Clusters of pink flowers emerge in late spring, a stunning contrast to the creamy white-edged foliage. In cooler temperatures (i.e. spring and fall), the white margins blush with pink. This unique selection will attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and works well as a cut flower.

BENEFITS
Attracts monarchs, swallowtails and sulfurs butterflies
Pinkish lavender blossoms are just right for hummingbirds
Grows in any medium to moist rich soil, even wet clay
The fragrant blooms make great cut flowers
Resistant to powdery mildew
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Found in wet woods, wet thickets, wet meadows and low prairies.

Interesting Facts

Hummingbirds are found only in the Western Hemisphere, from southeastern Alaska to southern Chile, although most live in the tropics. There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, 12 of which summer in North America and winter in tropical areas.

GROWING TIPS

Prefers moist, well-drained soils, but is tolerant of drought. No pest or disease issues have been observed.

Mature Size: 12-16in. Wide x 8-15in. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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