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Common Name: Mountain Phlox

Scientific Name: Linanthus grandiflorus

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildflower plantings

~As a pollinator

Height: 1-2 feet

Colors: White, pink, and light purple

Flowering Season: Spring to summer

Soil Types: Prefers sandy soil

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 15-20 inches

Lifecycle: Annual

Planting Seed Rate: 3 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 900,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall or spring

Planting Depth: 1/8 inches

Stratification Requirements: None

Category: Forbs



Mountain Phlox, also called Largeflower Linanthus or Large-flower Desert-trumpets, is a diminutive, enduring wildflower. This low-growing plant creates dense colonies during the spring, exhibiting a profusion of purplish/pink flowers in late spring before typically fading away by mid summer. Thriving in a variety of soils, Mountain Phlox prefers sandy soils and has low water requirements. It favors full sunlight, making it effortlessly established in diverse environments. Renowned for its adaptability, this wildflower is frequently employed in wildflower plantings, pollinator projects contributing to the visual diversity and ecological balance of natural landscapes.



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Photo Credit: Andrey Zharkikh

Mountain Phlox


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