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Phlox divaricata

Phlox divaricata
wild blue phlox
Common name wild blue phlox
Family polemoniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers lavender-blue (spring)
Size 9-12"
Light part-full shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed not sure of best conditions
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate August

This woodland plant waited until it was more than two years old to flower. Perhaps it's shy. The flowers are quite nice, carried much more sparsely than on common garden phloxes, so that you can admire each flower individually. The color on ours is actually a light pink, which doesn't show in these sun-bleached photos.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Baggy method failed to produce seedlings. Sowed a pot and set outside April '04
  2. By mid-May, last year's pot had many seedlings
  3. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F (4w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (10%G, 3-14d)
  4. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 35F (40d) - 70F (13d; 5%G, 3-6d) - sandpapered - 70F (8%G, 3-7d)

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