Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata)
Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata)

Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata)

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Delightful early bloomer. Increases readily from seed if leaf litter is mowed, burned, or removed.
Item #: PHDIVs
Binomial Phlox divaricata

A very showy, early blooming species for shaded to partly shaded perennial gardens where it thrives in good, rich soil. Creeps slowly from the plant base outward along nodes on the stem. Will also come up from seed if leaf litter is removed in the spring. You may need to protect wild sweet william from rabbits.

Companion plants: Squaw weed, Celandine poppy, Columbine, Jacob's ladder

Uses: shade gardens, hummingbirds, butterflies, drought & deer tolerant
Bloom time: April - June

Height: 12 - 16 inches
Space: 12 - 16 inches

Sun: Sun to shade
Moisture: average to moist

Seed:  Harvest in May.  Seed pods turn tan and pop, so store harvested seed in brown paper bag until ready to sow.  Sow seed asap, and look for a few seedlings by fall. The rest will germinate early next spring.
  • Seeds per packet:  200
  • Seeds per ounce:  12,000
  • One ounce per 300 square feet

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