The genus Phlox has so much to offer! Within this group of plants there is a tremendous range of plant habits, flower colors and adaptability to diverse growing conditions. This varied genus is a true American native, with all but one species (Phlox sibirica) being native to North America.
Although most of us think of Phlox as a sun-loving plant there are in fact several species that thrive in the shade. One of these is Phlox divaricata, a woodland native that bears clusters of fragrant lavender-blue flowers on slender 12”-18” stems for several weeks in spring. It is a lovely addition to the spring woodland garden with its only downfall being its tremendous appeal to rabbits & deer (in order to enjoy the flowers you may need to utilize repellents in areas populated by these four legged neighbors).
It is hardy to zone 4.
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