- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers
One of the rare blue flowers found in nature Lapham's Phlox is an excellent choice for massing in wooded areas. The notched blue flowers are one of the first to bloom in the spring attracting plenty of native insects, butterflies and hummingbirds for its nectar. Great for moist soils and grouping.
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
Moist fields from Pennsylvania west to South Dakota and south to the Gulf of Mexico.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Did you know that only a handful of the 700 species of butterflies that live in North America feed on agriculture crops? Most rely on native plants like this one that make up native habitats for survival.
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.