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)
On Jul 17, 2009, mcrousse from Holly Springs, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I got this plant from my mom not knowing what it was. I planted it in full sun 3 years ago and it is still going strong there much to my surprise. In July it looks kinda ratty but the spring bloom is fantastic. However, it will spread. It has overgrown an echinacea I had next to it and I will have to pull some out this fall.
On Dec 21, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:
I think this plant can be easily moved but it tend to have its own strange habits - it will seed itself in low spots, spread to make a thick patch in one location then after reaching its peak, will suddenly decline - disease or bugs may be a factor, and they seem to be fickle about certain location - they don't like too much sun but they also don't like too much shade. Bugs seem to like to take bites out of their leaves later in the season and they look uglier later in the season but their flowers is worth it!
On Mar 25, 2007, WUVIE from Hulbert, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:
For years I have been crossing the creek next to our
home to transplant this wonderful little plant back to the
gardens and near the hosta in a shady area of our yard.
It is such a delight with such a sweet smell. It reminds me
of lilac in a way. This morning I crossed the creek once
again, and though I don't feel like digging any up right now,
I do enjoy gathering large bouquets of it. Once you put
a group of them in a small room and close the door, a
burst of fresh spring scent greets you upon entering.
Always welcome in my garden. Wish I had more of it.
On Apr 16, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:
Wonderful little patches of intense blue greet me in the woods and along creekbanks here in west KY in early April. The Phlox divaricata tends to favor open woodlands and partially shaded meadows here. It likes the damp creekbanks and is often seen growing up through the fallen leaves from the previous season.
It's range is from Ontario, Quebec, and VT, south to FL,west to TX and north to NB and MN.
It is quite common here in west KY and the lovely scent drifts for quite some distance. Even these wild plants have an intense aroma.