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Phlox divaricata

Wild Sweet William

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Phlox divaricata (Wild Sweet William)

Sweetly scented, star-shaped blue to blue-violet flowers in loose clusters emerge in spring and provide nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds.

Additional Information:


Height
12-16 Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue Violet


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata), Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate

Special Uses

Fragrant

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar