Grower: Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
Price: $6.50 ( gallon pot)
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Woodland phlox, our native blue phlox (Phlox divaricata), is a spreading, native wildflower which forms foliage mats with stems 12-15" tall. As the common name suggests, this is a woodland species which grows in rich woods, fields and along streams in humusy, medium moist, well-drained soil in part to full shade. Plant it in light shade to part sun under tall hardwood trees in combination with narcissus, ferns, trilliums, foamflower, wild columbine, bloodroot, and other woodland wildflowers. This plant appreciates a light summer mulch to retain moisture and keep roots cool. Loose clusters of fragrant, tubular, five-lobed solid blue flowers appear in early spring. Woodland phlox can form large colonies over time as leafy shoots spread along the ground rooting at the nodes. Woodland phlox can be used in rock gardens, border fronts, wild gardens, native plant gardens or naturalized areas. Also an effective, shallow-rooted cover for early spring bulbs.