The splashes of bright pink, fragrant flowers of prairie phlox are a welcome addition to any landscape border or edge. This is an extremely adaptable native plant that thrives in most soil types, except pure sand or pure clay. The long-lasting flower clusters attract butterflies and moths in particular; these long-tongued pollinators visit to feed on the flower’s nectar. Prairie phlox flowers in early spring before cool-season prairie grasses begin to compete for light and real estate, maximizing its potential to attract pollinators.
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