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Phlox carolina ssp. carolina 'Kim' (Thickleaf phlox) Phlox carolina ssp. carolina 'Kim' (Thickleaf phlox)

Phlox carolina ssp. carolina 'Kim'

Thickleaf phlox

Bright pink five-petaled flowers are open and airy, resting just above very narrow foliage; blooming summer into early autumn, 'Kim' forms a nice mat along the front of the perennial border. Stems are sturdy; foliage remains clean throughout the growing season.

Foliage is mildew resistant; more linear than P. paniculata
Prefers shaded woodland area where it is native to, not very drought tolerant
Bright pink flowers summer into early autumn
Forms a slowly spreading mat
Flowers are open and airy

Phlox carolina ssp. carolina ‘Kim’ is a fantastic selection that was discovered by Jan Midgley in Alabama. It performs much better than any other cultivar of Carolina phlox in our trial. What sets ‘Kim’ apart from other members of the species is its lush and vigorous habit (2’ tall) that remains sturdy and disease-free all season long. The leaves are also a lighter shade of green, almost lime-colored, which can prolong its horticultural interest in the garden. However, the most impressive feature of ‘Kim’ is its show-stopping light pink flowers which blanket the plant from late May through early June. Mt. Cuba Center

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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

24-48 Inches

Spacing

1-2 ft

Bloom Color

Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Good Substitutions

hybrid Phlox Phlox 'Wanda'
creeping phlox Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'
phlox Phlox Earlibeauty® 'Rose Bouquet'
creeping phlox Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Groundcover
Groundcover
Fragrant
Fragrant
Summer
Summer

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Green Infrastructure
Woodland
Meadow/Prairie
Plug Type
Horticultural Plug
Attributes
Native to North America
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Propagation Type
Vegetative