Wild Blue Phlox
- Phlox divericata Hardy Planting Zones - 3-8 Sun or Shade - Part Shade to Full Shade Mature Height - .75-1' Mature Width - .75-1' Bloom Season - April-May Gardener Status - Beginner
Phlox Plant is a great perennial that many uses as a ground cover in their landscapes or garden areas. Phlox Divaricata is its scientific name. However, it can grow in some soil conditions with no issues at adapting at all. During the spring months of the year, this plant will be covered with subtle purple flowers that almost have a bluish tint to them. They grow in a large number and will become the main focal point of the area. The color is truly unmatched given the number of blooms this plant will produce. These flowers will even last throughout the summer months, depending on the environment. This plant will get the attention of bees, butterflies and birds to the area with its lovely coloration and scent. Also, this plant is quick growing and will transform an area in no time at all. Planting in mass will create an even more dramatic affect in the garden. It is great no matter what the desire is as it can grow around and over things and spread fairly quickly. Give this plant a try and see how it will take a dull area and make it into something truly fabulous and outstanding. It will not leave you wanting!Phlox Divaricata, otherwise known as the wild blue phlox, woodland phlox, or wild sweet William, is a lovely flowering member of the Polemoniaceae family. The name is derived from a word meaning “with a spreading habit.” It is native to various fields and forests of eastern North America. The Phlox is a perennial, able to grow between ten to twenty inches (twenty-five to fifty centimeters) tall. The blooms appear from late spring to early summer, and create a variety of pastels – blue, lavender, pink, or white, with some mixing. It requires cross-pollination to reproduce, yet only butterflies, moths, skippers, and certain long-tongued bees are able to reach the deep-seated nectar. Nevertheless, this plant has managed to thrive and flourish.