Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis
Phlox speciosa Pursh ssp. occidentalis (Durand ex Torr.) Wherry
Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Synonym(s): Phlox speciosa var. occidentalis
USDA Symbol: PHSPO
Showy phlox is a low, half-sprawling phlox, tending to become shrubby toward its base. Its leaves are narrow and leathery, and though this perennial is not particularly attractive out of flower, it is very showy in bloom. The flowers have pink, shallowly notched petals.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Fresno & Sonoma Cos., CA, n. to s. B.C. & irregularly e. to w. MT
Native Habitat: Pine woods and sagebrush plains; rocky hillsides; wooded slopes
PropagationDescription: Use divisions or stratified seed for propagation.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Stratify.
Commercially Avail: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phlox speciosa ssp. occidentalis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff