Wild Blue Phlox

Common Name: Wild Blue Phlox

Scientific Name: Phlox divaricata

Family: Polemoniaceae

Habitat: Woodlands, Along Streams or Rivers

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Height: Up to 1 foot

Light: Partial shade to deep shade

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

Description: Wild Blue Phlox, also known as Woodland Phlox, is a native perennial that blooms each spring in woodlands and along streams and creeks. Wild Blue Phlox, which can be identified by its small periwinkle flowers and its fuzzy stem, colonizes gradually by growing from its shallow root system. Wild Blue Phlox, which attracts many pollinators including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is a wonderful choice for woodland gardens, native gardens, and pollinator gardens! This photo of Wild Blue Phlox was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.