May Breeze Woodland Phlox

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Enjoy the sweet scents of spring with ‘May Breeze’ Woodland Phlox. This native cultivar features abundant, fragrant white flowers in mid-to-late spring. The petals may show a pale purple blush as they age. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the early-season flowers. These will spread gently, creating a carpet of flowers and semi-evergreen foliage for part-shade gardens. They are drought tolerant once established, and deer resistant too. (Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’)
Zones 4 - 8
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Great For Mass Plantings
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 16" tall , 24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

May Breeze Woodland Phlox heralds spring with sweetly fragrant bright white flowers. As the flowers age, they are sometimes washed with light lavender or blue, giving them a lustrous glow. This compact perennial is a perfect groundcover for spring-blooming bulbs. It will fill in spaces in the garden where late-sprouting perennials take their time to emerge. When flowering is done, the lance-shaped deep green foliage will maintain an attractive texture. Woodland Phlox will spread over time, creating a lovely floral carpet. Native to Eastern North America, it prefers part shade with moist, well-drained soil. Once established it is quite drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Cut back after the first bloom to encourage a second bloom, and will discourage pests such as spider mites or powdery mildew. This perennial is an introduction from famed Netherlands plantsman Piet Oudolf.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM020959
AM020929 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM020930 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
May Breeze Woodland Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze'
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
16" tall
Mature Spread
24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Planting Depth
The base of the stem(s) should be just at the soil surface after watering in - Learn More
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Eastern North America
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
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Zone 7Shipping begins the week of October 2nd, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of October 9th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 9th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 16th, 2023

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