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Blue Moon Phlox

Blue Moon Phlox

Blue Moon Phlox

This beautiful little plant gets its name from a moonlight-like gloss on its leaves. But really, why can’t we call them “Blue”?8-12" tall x 10-12" wide. Easy to naturalize, low-care ‘Blue Moon’ Woodland Phlox shimmers with lilac-blue blooms for a month in early-to-mid spring. With intoxicating fragrance, this lovely native plant provides valuable early season nectar for hummingbirds, swallowtail butterflies, and other pollinators. ‘Blue Moon’ flourishes in bright shade with moist, rich, well-drained soil. Plant ‘Blue Moon’ with spring blooming bulbs – its foliage will offer support and hide the any wilting leaves on neighboring bulbs. It gradually multiplies by rhizomes and spreading stems that root at the nodes. To deter spreading, simply cut back the flowers as they fade and keep the plant trimmed up. The foliage is burgundy in winter, providing another season of interest.

Plant

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.This woodland phlox bloom time is between early to late spring with a very fast growth rate. The best planting time would be between Spring and Summer. When planting the crown of the plant should sit above the soil surface when watered in, with 16” space between individual plants.

Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ is tied with Phlox divaricata as the best selections of woodland phlox in our trial. Of the two, we would recommend ‘Blue Moon’ over the straight species since performance could vary between individuals of Phlox divaricata depending on the source. As a cultivar, ‘Blue Moon’ will behave consistently, regardless of where it is purchased. However, it is likely that the main reason both Phlox divaricata and ‘Blue Moon’ were the top-performing selections is because we planted healthy and actively growing plants which readily established themselves in the garden. This was not always possible with other, less common cultivars purchased from various nurseries. Therefore, we highly recommend purchasing and planting only healthy and actively growing selections of woodland phlox. (Source: mtcubacenter.org)

 

 

 

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