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Phlox divaricata 'Parksville Beach'

Woodland Phlox

Starting in April, purple-pink blossoms can completely hide the foliage on this woodland phlox for weeks!  'Parksville Beach' is stunning planted in groups to punch-up darker, semi-shaded areas and to create a wave of color and nectar in those early spring months!

Benefits

  • Excellent source of early nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Tiger swallowtail butterflies find the flowers especially attractive
  • Fragrant, showy spring flowers
  • Foliage is burgundy in winter
  • Great ground cover in shade gardens and woodlands
  • Low maintenance and easy to grow

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers humus-rich, moisture yet well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.


Height
6-10 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Native Range

Open, wooded areas with moist soils from Maine to South Dakota, south to Georgia and Oklahoma.

Native Trivia

Only a handful of the 700 species of butterflies that live in North America feed on agriculture crops the rest rely on native plants like this one for food.

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Humus-rich
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Butterfly
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Climbing, trailing
Drought tolerant
Edging
Fragrant
Mass plant
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin