Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox

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A must-have for shade gardens, 'Chattahoochee' Woodland Phlox blooms with fragrant, star-shaped lavender flowers with maroon centers from late spring to early summer, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. A versatile plant will spread gently, forming an attractive mid-height groundcover that fills and truly enhances a garden design. This award-winning native woodland wildflower thrives in moist, rich soils. (Phlox)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Height 8-12" tall , 6-12" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late spring
SKUAM018943

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Plant Information
(8-12” tall x 6-12” wide) 'Chattahoochee' Woodland Phlox is a strong, lightly fragrant cultivar of our native woodland phlox that boasts clusters of light blue flowers with a deep violet-eye. It blooms mid-spring, just as woodland wildflowers and ephemerals are hitting their stride and other early spring stars such as Lenten Roses are coming to the end of their bloom. Once it has bloomed, it settles back into semi-dormancy without fuss or mess. The deep green foliage can be lightly trimmed to keep the habit tidy after bloom. 'Chattahoochee' Woodland Phlox will slowly spread through non-blooming stems that creep along the ground, rooting as they go. Plant in shade or partial shade in rich, moisture retentive soils that are not boggy. With good morning sun, bloom will be heavier. This maintenance-free native beauty can give your spring garden a beautiful, colorful boost while providing for those early pollinators! The flowers attract butterflies, especially tiger swallowtails, skippers, hummingbird clearwing and sphinx moths. Native to Eastern North America, this lovely woodland flower can be found in dappled shade in open woods, partially shaded meadows, and along stream banks from Quebec to Florida and west to Texas and the Rockies. Also called Wild Blue Phlox and Wild Sweet William. Plant with woodland wildflowers such as Trillium, Columbine, or Bloodroot, Hostas, Ferns, and more! Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award  of Garden Merit in 1993.
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Associated SKUsAM018943
AM018927 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
AM018901 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox divaricata Chattahoochee
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Mature Height
8-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
6-12" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Early to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Lance shaped dark green foliage.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
To avoid powdery mildrew cut stems back after flowering. Protect from rabbits.
Awards
Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1993
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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