Full-color tags and planting instructions/care are included with each order. They should be planted as soon as possible. Find a location in your landscaping for woodland phlox that will best mimic its natural habitat, providing this perennial with, at most, filtered sunlight. Keep the soil of woodland phlox evenly moist. It blooms mid-spring, just as woodland wildflowers and ephemerals are hitting their stride and other early spring stars such as Lenten Roses are coming to the end of their bloom. Earlier shipment requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. SEED, TOOLS and BOOKS are sent year-round. Then, follow the GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS prior to planting. get valuable technical advice, and much more! Many people prefer the violet-blue color and find it in the cultivar, 'Blue Moon.' Woodland phlox grows best in dappled shade. Plant taxonomy designates woodland phlox, an herbaceous perennial, as Phlox divaricata. Other common names for it include wild sweet William and wild blue phlox. If you live elsewhere but find this perennial attractive, consider trying to naturalize it in your landscape. MN State Sales Tax of 7.375% is applied for orders picked up at our MN location. BARE ROOT PLANTS are shipped during optimal transplanting time: Spring (April-May) and Fall (Oct). Your state's eligibility and % will be calculated at checkout. Unlike greenhouse-grown plants, bare-root plants can be planted during cold weather or anytime the soil is not frozen. **We are required to collect state sales tax in certain states. To propagate native plants, a gardener must break this dormancy before seed will grow. The common creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) is best if you want a low ground cover, although there is also another creeping phlox that is less well-known: P. stolonifera. Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating. We send tracking numbers to your email address so please include it when you order. Be the first to learn of limited-time sales, $50.00 and under: $7.50 The various types of phlox plants are popular landscape plants. This is a Phlox for shade or partial shade and medium to drier soils. They gradually form colonies from short rhizomes and spreading leafy stems that root at the nodes. We dig plants when they are dormant from our outdoor beds and ship them April-May and October. We are a Midwest greenhouse, and due to the challenges of getting all the species in the Mix & Match and Pre-Designed Garden Kits transit-ready at the same time, we typically can't ship before early May. *We are unable to ship PLANTS (bare root or potted) outside the contiguous US or to CALIFORNIA due to regulations. If you live in eastern North America and seek blue flowers for a dappled-shade garden featuring native plants, then woodland phlox is an excellent choice. Woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata) is a perennial that can be seen in dappled woodland or meadows from Quebec to Florida and west to Texas. Likewise, in the wild, woodland phlox is naturally fertilized when the leaf litter in the forest breaks down (becoming "leaf mold"). Plants tolerate clay loam, sand, acid or alkaline pH, heat, drought, part sun and dry shade. Woodland phlox is an excellent native-plant option for gardens with dappled shade. Some species go dormant in the summer and we can ship them July/August. Phlox divaricata, P. pilosa, and P. maculata. Woodland phlox flowers vary greatly in color. It belongs to the Polemoniaceae family, as does Jacob's ladder (Polemonium caeruleum). gift giving made easy with free shippping. It can also help to give woodland phlox a haircut after it has finished blooming, since rampant growth can be an invitation to powdery mildew. Growing your own plants from seed is the most economical way to add natives to your home. Indeed, the species name of divaricata translates from the Latin as "spreading.". We ship using USPS, UPS and Spee Dee. Plants grow 12-18” tall with an equal spread. Meanwhile P. paniculata 'David' and the other popular, upright, summer-blooming phloxes―which are considered "garden phloxes"―are taller. interior Smooth Phlox. Given appropriate habitat and climate, native plants can be grown outside their range. We fill all orders, on a first-come, first-serve basis, to the best of our ability depending on weather conditions beyond our control. Given the right growing conditions, it can be a splendid plant for woodland gardens anywhere. Some may call it Wild Sweet William, but that is the common name we give to. Since this perennial grows wild, you may not be as familiar with it as you are with the commonly cultivated types of phlox, but it does belong to the same genus. (8-12” tall x 6-12” wide) 'Chattahoochee' Woodland Phlox is a strong, lightly fragrant cultivar of our native woodland phlox that boasts clusters of light blue flowers with a deep violet-eye. Plant cells are approximately 2” wide x 5” deep in the trays, and 2.5" wide x 3.5" deep in the 3-packs; ideal for deep-rooted natives. As with any plant susceptible to powdery mildew (or to fungus attacks, in general), aeration (through spacing) can help. This map shows the native and introduced (adventive) range of this species. An application of landscape mulch will help you retain moisture in the location that you have selected. over $50.00: 15% of the total plant cost Since our plants are field-grown, Nature sets the schedule each year as to when our season will begin and end. Planting instructions/care are also included with each order. Download: Planting and Care of Potted Plants, BARE ROOT and POTTED PLANTS To learn more, download: Seed Starting Basics. Wild Blue Phlox is rhizomatous and will spread slowly but steadily. Small inconspicuous oval seed capsules follow. Some may call it Wild Sweet William, but that is the common name we give to Phlox maculata. Make sure to supplement what rainfall the plant may receive—enough to keep the soil moist (but never waterlogged) at all times. We are among the few still employing this production method, which is labor intensive but plant-friendly. It is also commonly referred to as Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox, or Louisiana Phlox. POTTED PLANTS (Trays of 38 and 3-packs) typically begin shipping early May and go into June; shipping time is heavily dependent on all the species in your order being well-rooted. Woodland phlox grows in dappled shade in its native woodlands in eastern North America. You may know this plant by any of a number of other common names like Louisiana phlox, wild blue phlox and wild sweet William.