Woodland phlox, Phlox divaricata, is an eastern North American native increasingly offered as an ornamental to use in cultivated gardens for its attractive bluish flowers. This herbaceous perennial in the phlox family (Polemoniaceae) can be found growing in dappled shade in open woods, partially shaded meadows. This plant, also sometimes is referred to by other common names including blue phlox, Louisiana phlox, wild blue phlox.  It  is hardy in zones 3 to 8.

If you would like to see a live specimen there is a small crop on Valley Drive on the right side near the parking lot. It is nestled on a small bank right near two Hydrangeas ( not yet blooming) among some rock boulders.  Very whimsical with very lush green foliage. We are definitely going to find some to plant. It fancies some shade and a mossy habitat.  It’s purple color is brilliant. If you are out strolling you can’t miss it  ENJOY!!