Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox)


Type: Forb

Area: Woodland

Height: 1′ – 1 1/2′

Bloom Months: May, June

Color: Rose/lavender or violet/blue

Sun: Shade to Part Shade

Moisture: moist to dry-mesic

Soil: rich loamy with abundant organic matter

Host: Moths: Heliothis phloxiphagus (Spotted Straw), Lacinipolia olivacea (Olive Arches)

Attracts/Benefits: Butterflies (especially Swallowtails), Skippers, Moths (including Hummingbird Clearwing & Sphinx moths), Bumblebees, Bees, Rabbits, Deer

Photo credit:  Possibility Place, Sharon Yiesla

7 in stock

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Description from Possibility Place: Wild Blue Phlox is a spring flower often found along streams and in open woods. It forms clumps 12 inches tall covered with delicate blue-lavender flowers. This plant is spectacular as a mass in an open woodland, perfect for the border of a shade garden, or naturalized in sweeps at the base of large trees. Woodland phlox prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil and high open shade. It can tolerate sunny conditions with moisture but will go dormant in drought conditions. Wild blue phlox is great when used as a showy ground cover. It has extremely fragrant flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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