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Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’   

This is a New England Wildflower Society introduction from a chance seedling growing near the nursery. Very full petals of a deep violet blue color bloom in May. The petals overlap so there are no gaps as is typical for the species giving the flowers a fuller look. It grows 12” tall and performs best in part shade. It combines well with ferns and Hellebores, which like similar conditions. 

    Common Name:Woodland Phlox
    Hardiness Zones:3-8
    Deer Resistant:Yes
Growing Tips: Plant in moist, well drained soil that is high in organic matter.

About Phlox: Phlox attracts butterflies, is lightly fragrant and offers many forms to fit most gardens. Paniculata, maculata, arendsii, carolina & glaberrima fit into the mid border, making great cut flowers. Subulatas are shorter, perfect for the front of the border, rock and alpine gardens. Divaricata and stolonifera are like subulatas but enjoy some shade.