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Phlox divaricata

woodland phlox, wild blue phlox

Woodland phlox, often known as Sweet William, spreads as a groundcover and bursts with marvelous, fragrant blooms in late spring. There are several cultivated forms supplying different colors; a great source for spring pollinators regardless.

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Height: 10-14 in
Spread: 12-16 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Host Plant
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Fragrant


North American Distribution


woodland phlox - Phlox divaricata from Native Plant Trust
woodland phlox - Phlox divaricata from Native Plant Trust
woodland phlox - Phlox divaricata from Native Plant Trust