Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata subsp. divaricata) in the Phloxes Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Other: Seeds are carried inside a capsule, which splits open when ripe and throws the seeds away from the parent plant.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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Posted by Cyclaminist (Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 3, 2015 4:43 PM

According to Minnesota Wildflowers (https://www.minnesotawildflowe...), Phlox divaricata subsp. divaricata is distinguished from subsp. laphamii by having notches at the end of the petals, and it only occurs from Illinois eastward.

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