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Phlox drummondii (Polemoniaceae)
A short, hardy, upright annual, native to Texas, but adapted throughout the southeastern United States. It is a variety that has been used extensively in European gardens for many decades. Flowers are concentrated in clusters on top of sturdy, erect stems. The exquisite deep red flowers bloom continually if watered frequently. Prefers light or sandy well-drained soil in full sun.
Average planting success with this species: 70%