12) Phlox, Gilia, Polemonium and other Polemoniaceae

Unidentified Polemoniaceae

Submitted by KJvZ on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 10:12
I photographed this species in Polemoniaceae in Utah, which seems to be some kind of Leptosiphon spec. Could anyone help me with the ID of this species? The location is the canyon of the Logan River, between Logan and Garden City in the Wasatch Range. Habitat is a limestone cliff at about 1700m.

tiny phloxes

Submitted by penstemon on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:57

Pictures of some very tiny phloxes, grown from Alplains seed. The first two were planted last year; the third, this year. 

I stupidly planted all three seedlings of Phlox griseola directly from the seed pot into the garden, thinking that at least two, if not three, would die, and now I can't transplant them.



Phlox pungens redux

Submitted by penstemon on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:25

This is Phlox pungens. Picture taken today. 

It is not a particularly pleasant thing to weed around, or even to touch. Not a cushion phlox. More of a wanderer. Flowers white. 

"Perennial forming loose mats, 5cm or less high .....leaves very stiff and pungent, mostly lanceolate or lance-linear. 4-8mm long, 1-1.5 (2mm) wide, pubescent. often glandular, ciliate, punctate, the margins and dorsal midrib strongly thickened, gradually tapering into a sharp terminal bristle..."). (From Dorn's Vascular Plants of Wyoming, 1988.)



POLEMONIUM pauciflorum

Submitted by deesen on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 12:22

Grown from seed obtained from the SRGC Seed Ex and sown in January last here's ex Polemonium pauciflorum 'Sulphur Trumpets'. I planted out a group of five seedlings that have made a fine, if a little overlarge, clump. I was a little disappointed by the paucity(!) of flowers to the proportion of leaves but I have to say that up close the flowers are beautiful.

I posted these on the SRGC Forum and Trond Hoy advised me that I should plant them in a much leaner soil in order to get more flowers and less leaves.


Submitted by Gene Mirro on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:25

Are we prejudiced against hardy annuals? This is one of my favorites:

It does best for me when sown in Fall. It likes a lot of sun and a sandy soil. It blooms for many weeks, and reseeds. Very easy to grow; just sow in place.

Phlox speciosa

Submitted by Weiser on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 13:32

A great Western North American Phlox not often seen in cultivation. Locally this clumping dryland phlox can be found across the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Range. I see it most often on dry slopes with an eastern exposure, were it gets light shade in the late afternoon. Colors range from pure white through rich, bright shades of pink. In full bloom the blossoms can literally conseal the foliage.