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Phlox divaricata /Blue Phlox

Phlox divaricata  / Phlox divaricata
A mass planting of phlox at Live Oak Gardens near New Iberia, LA
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A mass planting of phlox at Live Oak Gardens near New Iberia, LA

Lavender-pink flowers in early spring

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Scientific Name: Phlox divaricata
Common Name: Blue Phlox
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Is an evergreen only in lower South. This native has fragrant, bluish flowers in spring. Leafy shoots spread along the ground, rooting at the nodes, and in time form large colonies.