Woodland phlox bear small star-shaped lavender-blue blooms from mid-to-late spring. Woodland phlox is a creeping semi-evergreen perennial bears narrow, lance-shaped mid-green leaves on purplish upright stems.
Get to Know Phlox divaricata — Woodland Phlox
- Plant type: Perennial
- Growing Zones and range: 3-9
- Hardiness: Tender
- Height and width: 12”- 18” tall; 1’- 2’ wide
- Flowers: Pale blue, pink, white
- Bloom time: Mid to late spring
- Uses: Shade garden, woodland garden
- Botanical name: Phlox divaricata
- Common name: Woodland phlox, wild blue phlox
Where to Plant Phlox divaricata
- Grow woodland phlox in light or dappled shade.
- Plant woodland phlox in humus-rich, well-drained soil that is moisture retentive.
When to Plant Phlox divaricata
- Set woodland phlox in the garden inspiring.
Planting and Spacing Phlox divaricata
- Space woodland phlox 12 to 18 inches apart.
- Work aged compost into the soil before planting.
How to Water and Feed Phlox divaricata
- Woodland phlox grow best in evenly moist soil; do not let the soil dry out.
- Feed woodland phlox by adding aged compost to the soil and by mulching with aged compost.
Phlox divaricata Care
- Mulch around woodland phlox with aged compost.
- Cut woodland phlox back after flowering to promote more blooms and compact growth.
- Divide plants after blooming or in the fall.
- Woodland phlox may be attacked by slugs,
- Woodland phlox is susceptible to mildew.
Phlox divaricata Varieties to Grow
- ‘Dirogo Ice’ bears clear, pale blue flowers.
- ‘Fuller’s White’ is compact and white-flowered.