Phlox divaricata

Also known as the ‘Blue Phlox’, Phlox divaricata is a sprawling clump forming perennial that will reach around 1ft. Widely found in the Eastern States of the USA. Also commonly known as Woodland Phlox and Wild Blue Phlox.

These are a fragrant North American native plants, excellent for under-planting a range of other plants.

Growing well in part shade in moist conditions it is covered in rose / blue fragrant flowers in early spring. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and humming birds.

Naturally found in moist soils Phlox divaricata will disappear in periods of drought and regenerate with adequate moisture.

Suited to use in a woodland situation of a rock garden. You could also try growing this one in a container and letting it hang down over the edges.



  • Height – 12 inches
  • Spread – 3 ft
  • Position – Part shade to full sun
  • Flowering Time – Early Spring to Early Summer

Landscaping Uses – Ground cover, cottage garden, woodland plantings.

Phlox divaricata Varieties

Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii

Cultivars include :

  • ‘Chattahoochee’
    Fragrant with bright blue flowers.
  • ‘Blue Moon’
    Again fragrant with slightly larger petals, bright blue
  • ‘May Breeze’
    Paler flowers almost white.
  • ‘Clouds of Perfume’
    Very fragrant with blue flowers.


Very easy by division of established clumps, best divided in spring. Also easy by seed.

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