Date Posted: Mar 04, 2016
Also known as woodland phlox, wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata) is a delicate and fragrant perennial wildflower. It blooms from spring into early summer and occurs naturally in slope forests, bluffs and calcareous hammocks. It is limited to four Panhandle counties in Florida, but is widespread throughout the United States.
Many pollinators are attracted to the blooms, especially butterflies. Its roots are eaten by rabbits and other small mammals.
Wild blue phlox needs specific soil and light requirements to be successful in the garden or landscape setting. It is not salt- or drought-tolerant, nor will it thrive in full sun or full shade. In the proper conditions, however, it works well as a border or mass planting.
Read more about wild blue phlox on our blog.
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