Find Phlox Blue Ribbons Wild Sweet William in the St Louis area at Sugar Creek Gardens.
Phlox divaricata – Blue Ribbons Wild Sweet WilliamSKU: PRPBL55.
One of the Finest New Shade Perennial Introductions
An outstanding new shade perennial plant introduction from North Carolina, Blue Ribbons Wild Sweet William, Phlox divaricata, brings all the exceptional attributes of our native Wild Sweet William, and more! Let’s start with the flowers: Blue Ribbons Wild Sweet William bears many fragrant, lilac-blue flowers with the arrival of spring. You’ll relish in the ocean of elegant flowers that attract hummingbirds & butterflies to your garden as it blooms from April to May. And now the dramatic foliage: each beautiful leaf has a wide edge of creamy white. In winter, the evergreen foliage takes on a lovely reddish overlay. Blue Ribbons forms an evergreen patch about 3″ tall x 2′ wide. A vigorous selection, it matures to a dense ground cover.
Use Blue Ribbons in part shade locations. It makes an exceptional partner to large dark blue Hostas, where their different foliage sets off the beauty of both plants. Interweave Blue Ribbons with Jacob’s Ladder, ferns, Carex, and other woodland species to create a tapestry of bloom time, foliage color, and textures. Excellent cut flower. Use Blue Ribbons as an elegant, weed-smothering ground cover. Beautiful in containers alone, or mixed with other shade lovers. With its dense flower cover, thick growth, exceptional foliage, fragrance, and consistent bloom, Blue Ribbons has earned the raves of top horticulturists. Also known as Ground Cover Phlox.
Plant Blue Ribbon Phlox in shade to part shade. Drought tolerant once established.