Fragrant as rare perfume, these brilliant fuschia blossoms will appear mid to late summer. This native perennial is sometimes difficult to grow, making it even more coveted by avid gardeners.
The first botanical records of native phlox first appear in Hortus Elthamensis, botanist Johann Dillenius' published description of a famous experimental garden near London in 1732. This garden, under the care of famed English botanist William Sherard, contained several species of wild phlox from America. From that time on, gardeners seemed to agree with horticulturist Karl Foerster that "a garden without a phlox is a mistake." In the language of flowers, phlox symbolizes either the union of souls or sweet dreams. In Victorian times, a bouquet of phlox often indicated a timid proposal of marriage. The name "phlox" comes from the Greek word for "flame."
These Heirloom Phlox seeds come from generations old plants on our homestead.