from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite leaves and flowers with a variously colored salverform corolla.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any flowering plant of the genus Phlox.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of American herbs, having showy red, white, or purple flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ornamental gamopetalous plants of the order Polemoniaceæ, characterized by a deeply three-valved loculicidal capsule, included stamens unequally inserted on the tube of a salver-shaped corolla, and entire leaves.
- n. [lowercase] Any plant of this genus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox; chiefly North American; cultivated for their clusters of flowers
The story is, when they first bought the house 50 years ago, the phlox was already there, planted around some rock that got thrown in the bed when the house was originally built.
And I agree, the phlox is the perfect pink plant for Fairegarden.
The phlox is a standout, I am working to add more varieties here as well.
The old fashioned no name phlox paniculata from Mae and Mickey is very tall and mixes well with the other bright colors of the summer garden.
Pantone, which sets professional color standards, reported Thursday that the most requested shades for the fall collections being previewed at New York Fashion Week include bamboo, deep teal, an eggplant purple called phlox, and the melonlike honeysuckle.
I have that kind of phlox, but I’m not sure when we’ll start seeing butterflies.
The echinacea, phlox and other summer flowers are fading while the spring-blooming dogwoods and magnolias are now just shades of green.
More phlox - our native wildling - with hellebores and hostas
Beneath the trees grow clumps of pale cardamine andwild geranium, fragrant blue phlox, ferny gold corydalis, maroon trilliums, and dainty clumps of wild wood violets.
Closer to town, a square white Greek revival stood blind at the end of a winding drive, overlooking a meadow of phlox and chicory.