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Phlox divericata Hardy Planting Zones - 3-8 Sun or Shade - Part Shade to Full Shade Mature Height - .75-1' Mature Width - .75-1'

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Blue Phlox - Phlox paniculata

The Blue Phlox plant is native to the Eastern part of the United States. The plant has a tendency to spread like ground cover in gardens. It produces beautiful blue, purple or white flowers during late Spring and Summer. There are a couple of varieties of this plant, those with a notch in the flower and those without. Blue Phlox needs to be cross-pollinated in order for it to get seeds. The most common way for this to happen is by butterflies drawing nectar and spreading the pollen. Only certain types of insects are able to draw nectar from this plant because of the long tubular shape of the flower. The Blue Phlox has been known to grow wild in forests and is a perennial which means it returns each year. The plants can grow to approximately 20 inches tall when mature.

Blue Phlox is a welcome addition to any landscape garden. When planting, you should plan on placing them about two feet apart as they will spread as they grow. The flowers have a beautiful fragrance which only enhances your garden. The flowers will bloom throughout the summer and fall months. It is known to attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. Blue Phlox is easy to grow and is resistant to disease. The growth rate is fast, so, if you were to plant it in Spring, you may be seeing flowers by Summer. It can survive in shady areas of your yard without a problem. Once the flowers have died off, you can remove them and new flowers will bloom. Adding a good ground cover plant to your garden will reduce the weeds that will grow and Blue Phlox is an excellent choice for this. You will be able to enjoy them for many years in your backyard landscape.

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Blue Phlox is a spreading groundcover that emits a soft perfume in the spring and summer. It's bluish-purple five-petaled flowers. It grows well in shady locations and prefers moist soil. Also called woodland phlox, Blue Phlox is the perfect perennial to grow under a medium canopy of dappled shade. It is extremely resilient and makes an exceptional landscape element around mailboxes and trees. If you’re looking for an easy to maintain beauty, look no further.