This is the best Phlox for the Coastal South.. The evergreen foliage looks great year-round. It grows so thickly that it rarely needs weeding. It thrives in full sun or part shade in wet or dry soil. It will grow in shelly sand and in gumbo clay. Butterflies love the flowers.
I have had this Phlox growing in my nursery so long that I am not quite sure where I found the original. It probably came from my stepmother Rose Payne in Bibb Co., Ga, who got it from her mother Susie Green. It had been sitting in my “do not touch area…I am going to propagate it someday” section of my nursery for years when my asssistant Luis took it upon himself to divide it and pot it up. First, I fussed at him because I thought it was too delicate. Then I saw how it thrived and thanked him.