Phlox divaricata, Wild Sweet William
Wild Sweet William, Phlox divaricata, brings loads of light blue, fragrant clusters of blossoms in spring. An adored Missouri native perennial, it is excellent for cutting. As a cut flower its sweet scent is brought indoors delighting all. In the woodland garden it tends to reseed creating brilliant blankets of flowers. An outstanding variety that is a long-lived, ground cover. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore it.
Wild Sweet William is at home in the woodland garden or shady garden. It is very easy to grow and is drought tolerant once established. It makes a wonderful companion to Celandine Poppy, Mayapples, and other Missouri native plants. It is particularly pretty among Hostas.
Plant in soil that has been amended with organic matter in shade to part shade.
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