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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

nPhlox m
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Perfect for producing a beautiful vibrant display every summer Beautiful Phlox Paniculata We have brought together five powerfully coloured Phlox Paniculata varieties that are perfect for producing a vibrant display during the summer months.
Phlox paniculata These gorgeous puffs of white, pink and mauve look fabulous in a moist but not waterlogged soil, and prefer either sunny or partially shaded beds.
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There are countless varieties of Phlox paniculata, varying in colour from almost red, such as 'Prince of Orange', to the mysteriously lilac of 'Eventide'.
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His own personal favourites for each season, which are easily grown in this country and will add both colour and texture to the garden scene, include Cornus sanguinea 'Winter Flame' in winter; Scilla siberica, Helleborus nigra and Fritillaria meleagris 'Alba' in spring; Dicentra Formosa 'Aurora', Iris sibirica 'Silver Edge', Paeonia 'White Wings', Rosa moyesii 'Nevada' and Phlox paniculata 'Rosa Pastell' in summer; and Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' and Gentiana makinoi in autumn.
Of more interest at this time of year is Phlox paniculata, a very hardy border perennial typically growing up to four feet in height, and flowering mid to late Summer in a wide range of colours, from luminous tangerine to subtle crimson.
No herbaceous border is complete without Phlox paniculata. It provides amazing tall sheets of colour throughout the latter half of summer.
This week's best-selling offer at mirrorgarden.co.uk is for a collection of 12 Phlox paniculata for half price PS9.98 + PS3.99 p&p.