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Woodland phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'

Also known as

Wild sweet William

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Woodland phlox Overview

Large star-shaped flowers that are an icy blue shade with a strong fragrant scent. The spreading foliage is a deep green with upright stems.

Common problems with Woodland phlox

How to propagate Woodland phlox

Cuttings

Propagate rock and hybrids by basal cuttings from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer. Root cuttings in winter.

Seed

Species can be increased by seed in autumn or spring. Annuals can be propagated by seed in spring.

Division

P.maculata, P.paniculata and their cultivators should be propagated by division in early spring.

Special features of Woodland phlox

Ground cover

Other uses of Woodland phlox

Ornamental