Phlox divaricata

Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

April 20, 2012
May 21, 2013

Phlox divaricata 
(Woodland Phlox)
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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