Blue Phlox is a uniquely beautiful wildflower.
Blue Phlox has flowers with light blue and lavender coloring with a darker lavender or pink colored center. Some species have notched petals while others have rounded petals. The flower is most commonly found in the wild in the Midwest throughout fields or woodland areas. The Blue Phlox flowers are approximately 8 to 18 inches and attract a wide variety of wildlife such as butterflies and swallowtails. Planting these flowers in a garden or woodland area will add a colorful ambiance to the area. The Blue Phlox is a showy flower with its bright, colorful petals.
To grow Blue Phlox, the soil must be moist and somewhat cold. The flowers need to be planted in early spring as they tend to mature by late spring during March, April, or May. Maintenance of these flowers is relatively simple and involves removing the flower head to encourage more flowers to bloom. The flowers should be planted in an area that is either partially shaded or completely shaded. The flowers should reach a height between 8 and 18 inches high with each flower approximately 1 inch across.
Blue Phlox is an excellent groundcover for gardens, natural areas and also retaining walls.
It produces lovely blue flowers when in bloom. They can grow to be up to four feet tall and blooms from July to September. They thrive in zones three through nine and also in moist and well-drained soils. Blue phlox (Phlox divaricata), also known as wild sweet william, is a gorgeous perennial wildflower native to the woodlands of the United States. It has delicate, soft blue flowers suspended upon hairy, semi-evergreen stems. It is low-growing, reaching a height of only one to two feet at maturity. The incredibly fragrant, pinwheel-shaped blooms appear in spring and last until early summer.
This flower does well with very little attention. It grows in moist areas of the landscape but is also very forgiving of dry conditions. Since blue phlox thrives in a variety of soils, it’s an excellent choice for areas of the garden that contain excessive amounts of sand or clay. This plant requires no deadheading or other regular maintenance and has tight, thick foliage that effectively deters weed growth. It prefers locations with partial to full shade, where it spreads steadily, but is not invasive.
Climate Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Height: 2 to 4 ft.
Blooming Season: July through September
Sunlight: Prefers Partial or Full Shade.
Soil Conditions: Prefers Moist, Well-Drained Soil.
Botanical Name: Phlox divaricata
Blue Phlox Ships As – Bareroot Plant