The easiest way to distinuish Dame's Rocket is the four flower petals while true native Phlox have five petals. CHECK AVAILABILITY. It also comes with a variety of colorful blooms that range from a pale blue to a deep red. Phlox divaricata ‘Blue Moon’ is tied with Phlox divaricata as the best selections of woodland phlox in our trial. FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’ is a handsome compact cultivar of our native woodland phlox. There are many types of phlox flowers, but the most popular kinds are Phlox subulata and the various cultivars of P. paniculata.It's easy to distinguish between these two types, as P. subulata stays short, while P. paniculata is a tall kind. Phlox divaricata grows best in light to medium shade and rich, moist, well-drained soils, but it is adaptable and tolerates both dry and clay soils. part-sun, part-shade, shade. It is a member of the Polemoniaceae family, and it comes in more than 50 different varieties. carolina ‘Kim’ is a fantastic selection that was discovered by Jan Midgley in Alabama.It performs much better than any other cultivar of Carolina phlox in our trial. Soil Moisture. Other popular cultivars include “Blue Moon”, “Fuller’s White”, and “Clouds of Perfume”. Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' is an ideal flowering ground cover for shade. Start with woodland phlox (P. divaricata), a Midwest native with periwinkle-blue flowers and glossy, lance-like leaves. Results of the 1993–96 phlox trial can be There are other differences between the two (explained below), but the size is a good place to start. Chock-full of oomph and charisma, Phlox are enduring warm weather beacons, appreciating moist well-drained soil, frequent deadheading and deep basal waterings, while periodic thinning to just 4 or 6 stalks ensures healthier paniculata cultivars. In early spring, foliage is topped by loose clusters of showy pale blue to whitish lavender flowers. Very easy to grow in a variety of soils, it will slowly colonize via a fibrous rhizomatous root system. Plants have semi-evergreen lance shaped deep green leaves. Phlox is a lovely plant that can be grown as an annual or a perennial. Include it in native woodland gardens, naturalized areas, shaded rock gardens or an informal low border. Dame's Rocket, an invasive, non-native plant in the mustard family is often confused as being a native Phlox.It blooms at relatively the same time as Phlox divaricata, P. pilosa, and P. maculata. P. paniculata, boasts greater mildew resistance than garden phlox. moist. Most phlox can be placed into two categories, which are creeping phlox and garden phlox, but there are other less common varieties as well. 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. Once established, it is drought tolerant. A valuable early-season nectar source, it forms slowly-spreading clumps that make a good ground cover (to 18 high). What sets ‘Kim’ apart from other members of the species is its lush and vigorous habit (2’ tall) that remains sturdy and disease-free all season long. Phlox condensata, ‘Dwarf Phlox’ Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' wild blue phlox cultivar. Light Requirements. The “Chattahoochee” cultivar of Phlox divaricata spp. Phlox. Summary. Skip to the end of the images gallery . It will tolerate more sun in cooler areas, or where the soil remains consistently moist during summer. As a cultivar, ‘Blue Moon’ will behave consistently, regardless of where it is purchased. Descriptions. ... cultivars of , including . 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