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 Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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