Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


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    Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)
    Phlox Family

    Wild Blue Phlox is a showy, fragrant, and evergreen wildflower that makes an excellent addition to the woodland garden. Sky-blue flowers start blooming in April for about 3-4 weeks. Flowers have tubular throats that make them a favorite early nectar source for hummingbirds, butterflies & moths, and long tongue bees. Evergreen leaves with red, sticky stems tightly hug the ground. Roots will form at leaf nodes that touch the ground. Spreads at a moderate rate through underground growth and seed. This phlox is happiest in part to full shade in average to moist rich soils. Makes an excellent companion plant to species that tend to go dormant in the summer. Also looks great with Eastern Columbine, Ferns, and Green & Gold.

    Blooms:Blue, 3-4 weeks, April-May
    Leaves: Rich, fuzzy green, evergreen in mild winters
    Height: 6-12”
    Space: 12-18”
    Soil: Average-Moist, well draining
    Exposure: Part shade-Shade
    Fauna: Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, moths
    Deer Resistance: High (very vulnerable to rabbits)

    Zone: 3-8
    Native Status: NC native, uncommon in the Mountains, rare in the Piedmont and Sandhills
     TN, asexually propagated