Blue phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Photo/Illustration: 
William Cullina
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Blue phlox (Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon')
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Genus:  Phlox
This cultivar of the popular blue phlox has round, full flowers with overlapping petals. It is noteworthy for its particularly rich blue-violet color. Use it in rock gardens or alpine houses, in a dry wall, or as edging.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Spreads by roots, creating a semi-evergreen groundcover.
Care:  Grow in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade.
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
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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