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Phlox Divaricata

Botanical Name:

Phlox divaricata

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How to Grow
Water
Low
Water sparingly, allowing the mix to nearly dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, moist, acid soils, but also found in calcareous areas. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb, Native Plant, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Blue phlox has loose clusters of slightly fragrant, tubular, lilac to rose to blue flowers (to 1.5" wide) with five, flat, wedge-shaped, notched, petal-like lobes that appear at the stem tips in spring. Its stamens are recessed. Stems are both hairy and sticky. The five petals are various shades of sky blue to violet. Flowers bloom from April to May., Normally blue, lavender, or white., Flowers up to 1 inch across

Fruit

Fruit displays from March to July.

Benefits
Ornamental

Showy, attractive, colorful blooms for the perennial garden.

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Polemoniaceae

Genus

Phlox

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