General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

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Common names
  • Wild Blue Phlox
  • Louisiana Blue Phlox
  • Woodland Phlox
  • Wild Sweet William

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Comments:
  • Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jul 4, 2012 7:30 PM concerning plant:
    A gorgeous Phlox dicaricata selection, 'Blue Moon' has fragrant blue-lavender blooms that remain in peak condition for at least 4 weeks in spring. Blooms are lightly fragrant and are an excellent early nectar source for butterflies. Bees seem to ignore phlox in general. Foliage is glossy and attractive. Not drought tolerant.
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On April 15, 2013 Obtained plant
North Creek - qty 32
Meredith79 On May 12, 2016 Bloomed
I was surprised to see a little piece of this in bloom. I thought they were goners. They don'y do well for me due to my soil drying out so quickly.
NikkiGerena On May 7, 2017 Bloomed
NikkiGerena On April 23, 2017 Plant emerged
jhugart On May 22, 2020 Transplanted
Put into the ground in the East bed with plants from Mother Earth Gardens. One group is behind the water barrel; the other is against the wall behind taller flowers.
jhugart On May 22, 2020 Obtained plant
Acquired three large plants from Plant Place at the Cub Foods parking lot in Roseville, MN.
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