Carolina Phlox

Phlox carolina

Regular price $12

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

Carolina Phlox is a lovely long-flowering native with clusters of purple-pink flowers. It provides a splash of color after most spring blooms have finished and before many summer perennials start to flower.

  • Compact habit
  • Flowers attract pollinators
  • Long flowering period


  • 18 to 24 inches tall and wide
  • Clump-forming habit
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering starts in mid to late May and lasts around three weeks.

How to grow

Prefers sun, though plants will still bloom in part shade. Planting in moist, well-drained soil will produce strong growth and lots of flowers.

Care and maintenance

Cut back dead stems before growth starts in the spring. 

Where to plant

At the front of flower beds, patio gardens, and along paths.

When to plant

Carolina Phlox can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for plant and gardener.


Around two feet apart when planting in a group.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased before May should produce some flowers in their first year.

Native habitat and origin

Carolina Phlox can be found growing along woodland borders throughout the eastern United States.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings that were originally grown from seed collected in Jones County, North Carolina.

States Cost per order
AL, DE, GA, IL, IN, KY, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $12
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, RI, VT, and WI $14
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $16
CO, NE, ND, and SD $18


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship orders at the beginning of the week so they don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after midnight on Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions of the containers are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep or 32 fl. oz.

What shipping carriers do you use?

UPS Ground and occasionally USPS Priority Mail for some smaller orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.