Phlox glaberrima, commonly called smooth phlox, or meadow phlox, is native in the US from Virginia to Wisconsin south to Florida and Texas. It typically occurs in moist meadows, low woods and along riverbanks. It is an upright, clump-forming, rhizomatous perennial which typically grows up to 90cm tall.
Phlox glaberrima ‘Triple Play’ is a superb new variegated selection with sweetly-aromatic,tubular, 5-lobed, rose purple flowers with long corolla tubes are densely arranged in large, pyramidal, terminal clusters atop stiff, upright stems that seldom need staking. This is one of the few tall phloxes to bloom in spring - late April to May. Even when out of flower the very thin, opposite, finely-toothed,lance-shaped, dark green leaves are dramatically edged with white.