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Phlox divaricata ‘Charleston Pink’

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Phlox divaricata ‘Charleston Pink’ was a vigorous cultivar and one of the best pink-flowered selections. Each spring the plants emerged as an ever-larger, robust clump of foliage and produced an abundant display of light pink flowers. Unfortunately, the foliage deteriorated from powdery mildew infections each summer which greatly reduced its rating. Thankfully, the disease was never severe enough to cause any plant deaths. We also observed several lavender-flowered seedlings appear among ‘Charleston Pink’, indicating that its seedlings are not reliably pink flowered.


  • Rating
  • Common Name
    Charleston Pink woodland phlox  
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  • Size
    12” x 28”