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Louisiana Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox, Wild Sweet William, Wild Blue Phlox
Phlox divaricata 'London Grove Blue'

Family: Polemoniaceae (po-le-moh-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phlox (floks) (Info)
Species: divaricata (dy-vair-ih-KAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: London Grove Blue

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:

Light Blue

Blue-Violet

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

Regional

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

Hamden, Connecticut

Old Lyme, Connecticut

Atlanta, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Dracut, Massachusetts

Saint Louis, Missouri

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

PHLOX DIVARICATA London Grove- Woodland Phlox - Wild Sweet William - Short 12" Plant 16" apart. Zone 3-8. Foliage of this woodlander forms a creeping mat of loosely entwined stems with semi-evergreen oblong leaves. Excellent when combined with late spring flowering bulbs, or as an underplanting to larger perennials. A great plant for naturalizing or for a shady border. Fragrant, compact, and a light, bright blue. Simply glows. The foliage turns burgundy into fall and winter.


General Information:
Prefers a moist soil, groundcover, fragrant