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Woodland phlox makes an excellent groundcover, provides soil stabilization, and attracts birds, bees, and butterflies.

Woodland phlox makes an excellent groundcover, provides soil stabilization, and attracts birds, bees, and butterflies. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 10 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Phlox divaricata

Woodland Phlox

An excellent groundcover featuring white, fragrant flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds, songbirds and butterflies. Pairs perfectly with bulbs. Grows best in moist soils in full to partial shade. 


Height:

1 ft

Spread:

9-12 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Color:

Lavender, Rose

Phlox divaricata Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds
  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover

Flowering Months

  • May
  • April

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PHDI5