Phlox divaricata 'London Grove Blue' Woodland Phlox
Woodland Phlox Phlox divaricata 'London Grove Blue'
Loose clusters violet-blue, sweetly fragrant flowers appear on compact plants in spring, providing nectar for butterflies early in the season. Plants will spread and can form large colonies over time. Mingles well with other shade plants such as foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) and wild geranium (Geranium maculatum).
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
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
Rich woods; southern Quebec to Minnesota south to Texas and Georgia.
Fragrance is an important factor in attracting pollinators. Just as there are many flower shapes and colors, there are many different floral scents to stimulate and guide pollinators.
Plant in dappled shade. Grows best in well-drained, rich soil. Shear plants back after they finish blooming to encourage new growth and to reduce powdery mildew problems. A light summer mulch helps retain soil moisture and keeps roots cool.