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phlox

 (flŏks)
n. pl. phlox or phlox·es
Any of various North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite leaves and flowers with a variously colored salverform corolla.

[New Latin Phlox, genus name, coined by Carolus Linnaeus, from Latin phlox, a kind of plant bearing showy, odorless flowers, from Greek, flame, wallflower (wallflowers being so called because of their flamelike color); see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

phlox

(flɒks)
n, pl phlox or phloxes
(Plants) any polemoniaceous plant of the chiefly North American genus Phlox: cultivated for their clusters of white, red, or purple flowers
[C18: via Latin from Greek: a plant of glowing colour, literally: flame]

phlox

(flɒks)

n., pl. phlox, phlox•es.
any plant of the genus Phlox, of North America, certain species of which are cultivated for their flowers.
[1700–10; < New Latin; Latin: a flame-colored plant < Greek phlóx literally, flame]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phloxphlox - any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Phlox - herbaceous to shrubby evergreen or deciduous annuals or perennials, diffuse (spreading) or caespitose (tufted or matted); from Alaska and western Canada to Mexico
chickweed phlox, Phlox bifida, Phlox stellaria, sand phlox - low mat-forming herb of rocky places in United States
dwarf phlox, moss phlox, mountain phlox, Phlox subulata, moss pink - low tufted perennial phlox with needlelike evergreen leaves and pink or white flowers; native to United States and widely cultivated as a ground cover
fringed pink, ground pink, Linanthus dianthiflorus, moss pink - low wiry-stemmed branching herb or southern California having fringed pink flowers
evening-snow, Linanthus dichotomus - small California annual with white flowers
Translations

phlox

[flɒks] N (phlox or phloxes (pl)) → flox m

phlox

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Was it, though, the ever beautiful blossoms of hollyhocks and phlox that drew him to the perfumed air of the garden, or that other infinitely more beautiful flower who wandered often among the blooms beneath the great moon--the black-haired, suntanned Meriem?
Based on seasonal availability, plants could include: Wild Geranium, Large Beard-tongue, Foxglove Beardtongue, Fall Phlox, Sweet William, Creeping Phlox, Turk's Cap Lily, Swamp Milkweed (to host Monarch butterflies), New England aster, Switchgrass, Big Bluestem grass, Black-eyed Susan, Jewelweed, Woolly Ragwort, Blue Waxweed, Purple Tridens grass, spearmint, peppermint, oregano, and sage.
uk is for a collection of 12 Phlox paniculata for half price PS9.
IN the garden here, right the way through our daughter Alice's plot we have big clumps of a tall white form of phlox paniculata.
A flush of blush ALMOST as ubiquitous as the phlox here are astrantias.
PHLOX CAPACITORS In the garden here, right the way through our daughter Alice's garden we have big clumps of a tall white form of phlox paniculata.
Jaz Balgan, Ruislip, Middlesex AIT'S a phlox, more specifically night phlox.
sargentii 'Viridis', Phlox subulata 'Apple Blossom', Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue', Phlox subulata 'Snowflake', Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low', Sporobolus heterolepis, and Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'.
FOR bigger and better blooms in the perennial border, thin down the number of shoots to half a dozen per plant of delphiniums, heleniums, lupins and phlox.
IT''S fascinating how certain plants' favour varies, and phlox is a genus that is deservedly receiving a lot of attention at the moment both from plant breeders and the gardening public.
Alpine phlox IF there's anything that will brighten up a rockery or provide a cascade of colour tumbling over walls, it's the profusion of flowers from dwarf phlox.
This is the season to plant spring-blooming perennials such as ground phlox and creeping phlox (phlox stolonifera), rock cress and variegated rock cress, bleeding hearts, perennial sweet alyssum, candytuft, all of the ornamental grasses and dozens of other fully hardy perennials.