Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'

May Breeze Woodland Phlox

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May Breeze Woodland Phlox is a spreading semi-evergreen native perennial with small hairy dark green foliage.  Loose clusters of fragrant nearly white flowers bloom in 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: 

1' - 1.5'

Spread: 

1’ - 1.5’

Spacing: 

1’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Part SunFull Shade

Bloom Color: 

White

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 GardensWoodland GardenWildlife GardenNative Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Cheddar PinksSolidagoClematis

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Phlox divaricata May Breeze 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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