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What is this plant? (Phlox)

Is this a butterfly bush? Thanks, really trying to identify what I have at my new house.

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Linda from Bellevue, NE

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September 24, 20070 found this helpful

It kind of looks like one. Usually there are more blossoms. Is it growing as a bush? Or is there only one stem coming out from the ground? I looked at the one i have and there are smaller stems branching off in all directions with flowers on. Yours looks like it's just one stem with a big flower. It kind of looks like a garden phlox to me.

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September 24, 20070 found this helpful

Definitely Phlox.

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September 25, 20070 found this helpful

Definitely not a butterfly bush, it looks like our fireweed that we love out here in WA. Ask your old neighbors, ask at church, ask your local county extension office (they have a program called 'Master Gardeners' whose job it is, on your tax dollars, to answer just this sort of question! They love to talk gardening, so call them up and keep the number!

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September 25, 20070 found this helpful

Phlox

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September 26, 20070 found this helpful

not a butterfly bush...looks like Summer Phlox

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September 26, 20070 found this helpful

The flowers and the long, narrow leaves are the same as I have on my 50+ year old phlox. Almost every year I get a hummingbird around them.

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September 28, 20070 found this helpful

Definitely perennial phlox.

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September 28, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for all the responses! Seems the majority has recognized Phlox, so now I know. Next year I plan on some trellis support for them.

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September 30, 20070 found this helpful

It looks like what I call an old-time phlox. I inherited one with my grandmother's house 23 years ago and we are both still here.

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