Phlox carolina

Phlox carolina, the thickleaf phlox,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Polemoniaceae. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 1.2 m (4 ft) tall by 45 cm (18 in) wide, with leaves to 13 cm (5 in) long, and purple or pink flowers in summer.[2] The specific epithet carolina refers to its native habitat in the eastern United States.[3]

Phlox carolina
Phlox carolina 'Mrs Lingard'
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Phlox
P. carolina
Binomial name
Phlox carolina

It is the parent of numerous garden cultivars, of which 'Bill Baker'[4] (pink) and 'Miss Lingard'[5] (pure white) have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[6]


  1. ^ "Phlox carolinaaccessdate=29 September 2015". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315.
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Phlox carolina 'Bill Baker'". Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  5. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Phlox carolina 'Miss Lingard'". Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  6. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 78. Retrieved 25 April 2018.