Woodland Pholx. Found in the woods after a rain in Madoc Ontario Canada. Summer 2012.

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Phlox divaricata is known by several common names including Woodland Phlox, Wild Blue Phlox, and Wild Sweet William. Woodland Wild Blue Phlox is one of our favorite spring flowers often found along streams and in open woods. Phlox divaricata forms clumps 12 inches tall covered with delicate 1.5 inch rosy-lavender to soft pink flowers. Phlox divaricata is a favorite in the wild garden due to its attractive flowers in early spring that require little or no maintenance. Woodland Phlox (Wild Sweet William) is spectacular as a mass in an open woodland, perfect for the border of a shade garden, or naturalized in sweeps at the base of large trees. Phlox divaricata prefers moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil and high open shade and accepts sunny conditions with moisture but will go dormant in drought conditions.

Wild Phlox divaricata Woodland Phlox can be used as an showy ground cover that will naturalize and has attractive fragrant flowers attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.

Woodland phlox is a spreading, native wildflower which forms mats of foliage with stems typically reaching 12-15" tall. As the common name suggests, this is a woodland species which occurs in rich woods, fields and along streams. Loose clusters of slightly fragrant, tubular, lilac to rose to blue flowers (to 1.5" wide) with five, flat, notched, petal-like lobes that appear at the stem tips in spring. Stems are both hairy and sticky. Lance-shaped to elliptic leaves (to 2" long). Wild Phlox divaricata Woodland Phlox can form large colonies over time as leafy shoots spread along the ground rooting at the nodes.

Powdery mildew can be a serious problem. Cutting back stems after flowering helps combat mildew. Spider mites can also be a problem, particularly in hot, dry conditions. Rabbits like to nibble on Phlox plants.
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Found in a very rich soil on the edge of a mixed wood forest in the shade. Madoc Ontario Canada. Aug 2012.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks Larry! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Mooreover 1 year ago

    Beautiful Tracy!!

  • Thanks Pat!! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous soft tones

  • Much thanks Kala!! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    So lovely! Beautiful flowers and DOF!

  • Thanks very much Lynn!! :O}

    – Tracy Faught

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Splendid! I can smell it from here, ‘here’ being the middle of winter! A beautiful shot, Tracy, & perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  • Thanks my friend!! I felt inspired by Valentine’s Days, so I posted this image. :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thanks Lori!! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your BEAUTIFUL image is being FEATURED
    in the group, “Wildflowers of North America!!”

  • Thanks for this generous support!! Much appreciated!! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • goddarb
    goddarbover 1 year ago

    Great shot Tracy! Great reminder of summer!

  • Thanks kindly…Spring is on its way!! lol!! :O] x

    – Tracy Faught

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    15/03/2013

  • Thanks so very much for all your support and kindness Kala…I truly appreciate it! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 1 year ago

    So very lovely! Congratulations on your feature in Wildflowers of the World – FAVE:>)

  • MUCH thanks for the support my friend!! :O]

    – Tracy Faught

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