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Phlox glaberrima ‘N³ Tasahce rvfo hakof’ (N³ Springfall)

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Phlox glaberrima ‘N³ Tasache rvfo hakof’ is a fantastic new selection of smooth phlox from Nearly Native Nursery in Fayetteville, GA. It has a Muskogee language cultivar name in honor of the Native Americans that once inhabited the region where it was discovered. In English, Tasache rvfo hakof roughly translates to “spring and/or through fall.” What makes N³ Springfall such a great garden plant is that it forms tidy mounds of foliage that are completely immune to powdery mildew. The floral display is also gorgeous, with copious quantities of vivid, lavender-pink flowers in June. Some leaf spot was observed, though it was generally not severe.  Interestingly, N3 Springfall did appear quite similar in foliage, bloom time and disease patterns to Phlox carolina ‘Lil’ Cahaba’ (though there were differences in performance). The fact that these similar looking plants are assigned to two different species substantiates the taxonomic difficultly between Phlox carolina and Phlox glaberrima.



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  • Common Name
    N³ Springfall smooth phlox  
  • Bloom Period
    mid-June—early July 
  • Peak Bloom
    late June 
  • Size
    28” x 36” 
  • Fragrance
    none observed 
  • Powdery Mildew Resistance