Prairie Phlox (Phlox pilosa)


Prairie Phlox can vary in color and may appear white, dark purple, or pink. The flower is a pollinator favorite, especially with butterflies.

The flowers are often confused with Dame’s rocket, a non-native invasive plant. However, the two can be easily differentiated by the number of petals. Phlox has five petals and Dames Rocket has four.

Plants are currently sold in quart-sized recycled plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members

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Why are We Planting This?

Ecological Gifts
Favorite of pollinators. This drew a repeat visiting hummingbird moth last year to our garden (it’s one of their favorites). Note that it can grow in heavier soils but prefers and will do better in lighter soils.

Read more about the ethnobotany of Prairie Phlox and its history at the fully-referenced Native American Ethnobotany Database.

Additional information

Special Features

Pollinator Favorites


Full, Partial


Average, Dry



Bloom Color


Bloom Time

July, June, May

Native Plant Category


Type of Plant

Native to Michigan