Blue Phlox Plants - 12-18"
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- Blue Phlox:
- 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
Blue Phlox Plants - Phlox divaricata
The blue phlox is, as the name would imply, a blue wildflower that grows primarily in the eastern parts of North America. Found primarily in forests and fields, they grow best in full or partial sun when planted in loamy soil.
Perennials, the blue phlox usually blooms in late spring or early summer, with a mature height of around 20 inches and five petals attached to a thin tube-like structure. They're most often planted for their sweet smell and the ability to attract pollinating insects, especially butterflies. In addition to their signature blue color, these flowers can also be lavender, purple, pink, or white.
Wild Blue Phlox is an excellent touch to a garden. Do you need a tall flowering plant to help attract butterflies to your home or garden? This Blue Garden Phlox will suit that job just fine! These Blue Phlox bloom in mid to late summer, and have beautiful blue blossoms which bleed into a rich purple-blue around the throat. Not only does the subtle, sweet scent attract butterflies and other nectar-loving pollinators like hummingbirds, but these plants act as a food source for the caterpillars of many well-known butterfly species- maximizing your 'butterfly crop' during a blooming season! This plant can be used in some very creative ways and can also grow in a cascading appearance. They love being in moist, clay and loamy soil as long as they are well drained. These plants are beautiful and can also be seen starting to grow towards the end of the winter months. They usually bloom in July all the way through September. They can also be found growing wild in wooded areas and even sometimes in fields. They look amazing when used to create beautiful borders and also works great when planted in rock gardens. Rabbits too love to feast on the foliage of these plants, and they are very popular with homeowners and landscapers.