|Could be Phlox paniculata 'Orange Perfection'|
What is their thing?
|P paniculata 'David'|
Looking pretty and
|P paniculata sps|
|Carpenter Bee robbing the nectar via the tube|
Yes, critical! Mid-to-late summer is usually one of the toughest times for nectar and pollen-feeding insects. Plants like phlox are very important producers of nectar and pollen.
That's good to know. Is there anything else you can tell me about phlox?
I'm glad you asked!
Phloxes are native to North America and found growing in diverse habitats from the coldest alpine tundras to prairies, woodlands and meadows. With over 65 different species in North America there are options for many habitats.
|Phlox will grow in partial shade or full sun~|
|P paniculata 'David' and unknown mother= A pleasant pinkish surprise.|
Welcome to Clay and Limestone's Wildflower Wednesday celebration. I am so glad you stopped by. WW is about sharing and celebrating wildflowers from all over this great big, beautiful world. Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Remember, it doesn't matter if they are in bloom and, it doesn't matter if we all share the same plants. It's all about celebrating wildflowers. Please leave a comment when you add your url to Mr Linky.PS The biggest problem I have had with phlox has been an attack of Phlox Bug~a nasty creature that sucks the plant juices and disfigures the plant. I cut the plant back after the first frost and trash the stalks....never composting them. Phlox bug over winters in the stalks and this takes care of most of them. You can read about my battle with them here.
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