Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' - Woodland Phlox
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' - Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' - Woodland Phlox

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Woodland Phlox
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Featuring a trailing mass of fine green foliage, 'Blue Moon' covers itself with bloom by late April. Profuse, deep violet-blue flowers conceal the foliage and create a cloud of color well into May. Perfect for semi-shaded and shaded areas and a must for attracting native insects and butterflies.

  • Excellent source of early nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Tiger swallowtail butterflies find the flowers especially attractive
  • Fragrant, showy spring flowers
  • Foliage is burgundy in winter
  • Great ground cover in shade gardens and woodlands
  • Low maintenance and easy to grow

Native Range

Moist, rich, deciduous woods and bluffs in shade or part shade.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

Interesting Facts


Flowers attract butterflies, including swallowtails, gray hairstreaks, and western pygmy blues. Plant in groups so it will be easier for butterflies and hummingbirds to find.




Prefers humus-rich, moisture yet well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.


Mature Size: 10-12in. Tall x 12-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Full to part shade

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