|Wild Blue Phlox|
|Wild Sweet William|
|Louisiana Blue Phlox|
|Blue Woodland Phlox|
|Sun Requirements:||Partial Shade to Full Shade
|Water Preferences:||Wet Mesic
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Plant Height:||12 - 18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||6 - 12 inches|
|Fruit:||Other: Seeds are carried inside a capsule, which splits open when ripe and throws the seeds away from the parent plant.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|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
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
It's hard to figure out which plants are wildflowers and which ones aren't, so lists like these are hard to come up with. Nevertheless, with help from our members we made a list of areas of the database that qualify, and here's the top 50 most popular species from among them!
|Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jan 15, 2012 3:15 PM
Common wildflower in Illinois and Indiana found in partial shade of rich, moist or rocky woodlands. Often in patches or colonies along streams. Perennial root system is tough, fibrous, and stringy. Flowers noted for their color, beauty, and fragrance.
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|Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 18, 2012 8:13 PM
So sweet and so BLUE! Love this plant. And, the foliage does not go dormant in the Chicago area.
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|Posted by janelp_lee (Toronto, Ontario - Zone 6a) on Jan 23, 2020 8:39 AM
Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata) is a great, cold hardy perennial that has many flower stems, each stem with many very fragrant flowers in late spring. Good for cut flower and attracts bees and butterflies. Great for woodland garden or rock garden.
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|lovesblooms||On April 25, 2015||Obtained plant|
|jhugart||On May 22, 2020||Transplanted
Planted in two groups in the East bed with the plants from Plant Place. One group is behind the water barrel, the other is against the basement wall behind taller plants.
|jhugart||On May 22, 2020||Obtained plant
Acquired three small plants from Mother Earth Gardens in Northeast Minneapolis, MN.
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