Blue phlox

Phlox divaricata and cvs.

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Blue phlox (Phlox divaricata and cvs.)
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Genus:  Phlox
This spreading, semi-evergreen perennial has hairy leaves and lavender-blue to pale violet and white flowers borne in open clusters in early spring. Flowers can have notched or unnotched petal lobes. Cultivars include ‘Clouds of Perfume’ with light lavender-blue flowers; ‘Eco Texas Purple’ (dark purple with a violet eye); ‘Fuller’s White’ (white); and ‘London Grove’ (lavender-blue flowers).
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native to Canada and the eastern U.S. Spreads by roots, creating a semi-evergreen groundcover.
Care:  Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Use in rock gardens or alpine houses, in a dry wall, or as edging.
Propagation:  Insert basal cuttings in spring, or take root cuttings in early autumn or winter.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, stem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spots, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue,
Purple,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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