Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Blue Moon Woodland Phlox

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Blue Moon Woodland Phlox is a spreading semi-evergreen native perennial with small hairy dark green foliage.  Dense clusters of fragrant blue-lavender flowers bloom for a month in mid spring attracting butterflies.  Grows best in bright shade and rich, moist, and well-drained soils. 

Phlox divaricata is a valuable early-season source of nectar for swallowtails, sphinx moths, and hummingbirds.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread: 

0.5’ - 1’

Spacing: 

1’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest:

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Powdery mildew can be a serious issue- cut down stems after flowering helps combat mildew.  Spider mites can be a problem in hot and dry climates.  Watch for rabbits.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasRock Gardens, Woodland Garden, Wildlife GardenNative Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Cheddar PinksSolidagoClematis

Image: Photo by cultivar413, Phlox d. Blue Moon

 

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