- Plant Type: Erect annual, herbaceous.
- Common Names: Drummond’s Phlox, Annual Phlox, Texas Pride, Texas Belle.
- Colors: White, cream, pink lilacs, red, Rose, purple, almost black.
- Flower Dimensions: 1 inch in diameter.
- Flowering Season: Spring and summer.
Phlox drummondii is a showy annual flowering plant under Ericales. The Drummond’s Phlox can grow to 6-12 inches.
- The Phlox drummondii plant is much-branched. The stem holds the tight clusters of flowers at its end.
- The leaves of Drummond’s Phlox are soft, hairy, and sticky. They are simple, entire, and opposite/subopposite.
- The flowers of Drummond’s Phlox are trumpet-shaped and are in terminal clusters. The color ranges from white, pink, red, peach, or lavender.
- The flowers of Drummond’s Phlox are fragrant. They are five-lobed.
- Phlox drummondii can thrive in full sun or part shade. However, this species prefers sandy and fertile soil.
Where can Drummond's Phlox be mostly spotted?
Interesting Facts about Drummond’s Phlox
- The ‘Drummonds Phlox is considered one of Texas’ most beautiful wildflowers. In addition, it has been valued as an “exotic” cultivated garden flower in Europe for nearly 150 years.
- The genus name is “Phlox“ which means “flame“. The species name of this plant is taken from the name of Thomas Drummond, a naturalist born in Scotland who sent seeds from Texas to England in 1835.
- The pure-white flowered variety of P. drummondii produced Colchitetraploids. As a result, the flowers produced were bigger, and the ornamental value of the species was increased because the longevity was increased by 5 days in colchiploids.
- Flowers of P. drummondii showed phytochemical, antioxidant, and antimicrobial activities. In addition, research showed the efficacy of P. drummondii against tested bacteria and fungi.
- P. drummondii can accumulate and absorb copper in the roots and prevent the translocation of the copper to other photosynthetic tissue. This enables the plant to tolerate copper toxicity.
Suggested Reading: Flowering Plants
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