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Phlox divaricata 'Laphamii'

Lapham's Woodland Phlox

One of the rare blue flowers found in nature Lapham's Phlox is an excellent choice for massing in wooded areas. The notched blue flowers are one of the first to bloom in the spring attracting plenty of native insects, butterflies and hummingbirds for its nectar. Great for moist soils and grouping.

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
8-12 Inches

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Spread
8-12 Inches

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Range

Moist fields from Pennsylvania west to South Dakota and south to the Gulf of Mexico.

Native Trivia

Did you know that only a handful of the 700 species of butterflies that live in North America feed on agriculture crops? Most rely on native plants like this one that make up native habitats for survival.

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Butterflies
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Well-drained
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Early Spring
Late Spring / Early Summer
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Border
Edging
Fragrant
Mass plant
Naturalizes
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