Phlox Blue Moon has outstanding larger over-lapping flowerheads of beautiful rich blue violet. 0000009354 00000 n 0000101007 00000 n This impressive little native is just perfect for your woodland garden. Wild blue phlox is a native woodland phlox (though introduced to New England) with sticky-hairy leaves and delicate, fragrant, lavender flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies in April and May. 0000017893 00000 n The five-petalled tubular flowers are attractive to butterflies, clearwing moths, and hummingbirds. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool. Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' wild blue phlox cultivar. Woodland phlox prefers moist, rich, well-drained soil and high open Wild blue phlox is a semi-evergreen perennial growing 25–50 cm (10–20 in) tall with opposite, unstalked, hairy leaves 2.5–5 cm (1–2 in) in length and ovate-lanceolate in shape.Flowers appear in late spring and early summer. 0000141494 00000 n This selection has large flower clusters in dusty blue with white centres. Wild blue phlox or woodland phlox is a slow-growing herbaceous groundcover belonging to the Phlox plant family Polemoniaceae. 0000043257 00000 n For phlox to fill in just behind the lower plants of a bed or to set off a bird bath or other structure in your garden, some phlox plants grow no higher than 4 feet. Small colonies of clonal plants are often formed by means of these stolons. Description. This allows for a large plant - up to 16” tall depending on the species and time of year - with a well established mature, deep root system. It grows 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide. Soil Moisture. Each flower is replaced by an ovoid seed capsule containing several small seeds. 12 - 18 Inches USDA Hardiness Zones. Lance-shaped to elliptic leaves (to 2 inches long). Blue phlox primarily grows in moist, shaded areas such as the edges of woods. Quick Profile. xref Vigoro wild blue phlox plant. 0000003755 00000 n Wild Blue Phlox is a woodland plant perfect for shady gardens. Creeping Phlox are an invaluable addition to any rock garden, foundation, or as an edger. Etymology. Descriptions. Wild Blue Phlox. This garden, under the care of famed English botanist William Sherard, contained several species of wild phlox from America. 0000029709 00000 n Phlox Louisiana Blue - Common name:Wild Sweet William, Woodland Phlox - Need a bold shot of color to herald spring's arrival? Wild Blue Phlox. 0000006281 00000 n Phlox divaricata, commonly called woodland phlox, is a spreading, native wildflower which forms mats of foliage with stems typically reaching 12-15" tall. Soil Conditions. Flowers are fragrant and held in loose clusters. Wild Blue Phlox are natively found East of the Rocky Mountains including Texas. Quick Profile. In young woodlands that have sprung up where the original woodland was destroyed by plowing or heavy construction, this species is usually absent. Descriptions. One of the most loved and known of the summer-blooming flower, the tall garden phlox is a staple in many perennial gardens. Etymology. Sweetly fragrant as well, the flowers waft their scent over quite a distance. It works best to combine this native with plants that grow a similar height to ensure that the flowers stay visible. Sweetly fragrant as well, the flowers waft their scent over quite a distance. Soil Description. The blue-to-pink flowers bloom in the spring on top of thin stems, making it a good companion for other spring blooming plants. Height. Height. Wild Blue Phlox offers slightly fragrant, loose clusters of blue-violet flowers April-May. This plant can form large colonies as the weak stems flop over and root at the nodes. Smaller than the tall summer phlox (P. maculata and P. paniculata), yet taller than the creeping species (P. stolonifera and P. subulata), wild blue phlox has slim, leafy stems to about 1 foot tall. The blue woodland phlox is nearly twice as high (to the knee when in flower) and twice as sweet; its other name is wild sweet William. Moist, Well-Drained . Compact. Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricate) is a spreading, native wildflower which forms mats of foliage with stems typically reaching 12-15 inches tall. Light: Part to Full Shade Soil: Average Height: to 1 foot Blooms: April to May Flowers: Blue-Violet Skip to the beginning of the images gallery . 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. Details. If your location has more shade than sun, a great choice is Phlox divaricata.