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Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii

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Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: divaricata subsp. laphamii

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Blue-Violet
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ms_greenjeans On May 24, 2013, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I planted one of these last year, and it came back bigger and better this year. It is blooming like crazy right now, and I love the color.

Positive plant_it On May 19, 2013, plant_it from Valparaiso, IN wrote:

Beautiful plant. Native from Maine to South Dakota and Manitoba, south to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, enjoyed by rabbits.

I've seen it growing wild in partly shady undisturbed woodlands near my house. Also seen it for sale at prarienursery.com (native plant nursery).

More info on this plant if you're interested:
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=PHDI5
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=phdi5
http://www.easywildflowers.com/quality/phl.div.htm

Positive outdoorlover On Apr 20, 2009, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

I love this plant because its beautiful light blue flowers appear early in the spring when not much else is flowering, and it flowers in the shade. It grows well in our clay soil. I have not been able to propagate it from stem cuttings yet, but am still trying as I would like to have it more places in our garden.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Divernon, Illinois
Valparaiso, Indiana
Hebron, Kentucky
Hopkins, Minnesota
Hudson, New Hampshire
Staten Island, New York
Enid, Oklahoma
Knoxville, Tennessee



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