How to Grow Woodland Phlox — Phlox divaricata

Phlox Divaricata

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.
Woodland phlox, Phlox divaricata
Woodland phlox, Phlox divaricata

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.

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