WILD BLUE PHLOX Phlox divaricata
This outstanding phlox gently grows to form large clumps that become covered in masses of brilliant blue flowers! Plants do best in part shade or shade, and become a permanent perennial focal point in the garden. Does well planted below trees.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 48", 4 feet
Location: Shade or part sun
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Seeds per pack: 5
Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.