Definition of phlox
: any of a genus (Phlox of the family Polemoniaceae, the phlox family) of American annual or perennial herbs that have usually pink, purplish, white, or variegated flowers, a salverform corolla with the stamens on its tube, and a 3-valved capsular fruit
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It is now filled with 30 to 40 species of prairie perennials like wild geranium, coreopsis, wild hydrangea, Echinacea, garden phlox and bee balm.
Plain white, hardy David phlox replaced Franz Schubert; balloon flowers supplanted the delphiniums, and catmint the lavender that had straggled into oblivion.
Tulips or daffodils might be placed next to phlox or other groundcover that also blooms in spring.
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Origin and Etymology of phlox
New Latin, from Latin, a flower, from Greek, flame, wallflower
First Known Use: circa 1706See Words from the same year
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Definition of phlox for Students
: a plant grown for its showy clusters of usually white, pink, or purplish flowers
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