Phlox divaricata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

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Wild Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox


Also known as Phlox divaricata var. laphamii

Plant Specifics

Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue, lavender
Phenology:Semi-evergreen perennial, blooms late spring to early summer.
Habitats:Rich woods, calcareous hammocks (in FL) but frequently in acid soils elsewhere.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, typically a shade garden.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Lime rock, Sand



Attracts butterflies and bees -- only butterflies and long-tongued bees can reach the nectar but other insects are attracted to the flowers andn may feed on the pollen.  Butterflies are the most effective pollinators.  Phlox is self-incompatible and cross-pollination is required.