The first botanical records of native phlox first appear in Hortus Elthamensis, botanist Johann Dillenius published description of a famous experimental garden near London in 1732. This garden, under the care of famed English botanist William Sherard, contained several species of wild phlox from America. From that time on, gardeners seemed to agree with horticulturist Karl Foerster that a garden without a phlox is a mistake. In the language of flowers, phlox symbolizes either the union of souls or sweet dreams. In Victorian times, a bouquet of phlox often indicated a timid proposal of marriage. The name phlox comes from the Greek word for flame. The species name drummondii honors 19th century Scottish botanist Thomas Drummond, who traveled extensively throughout the United States collecting unique plants. This particular wild phlox came from Texas, where Drummond spent nearly two years.
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