A.k.a. wild blue phlox. A late spring blooming, showy woodland wildflower. Prefers higher quality bright forest understory, but adapts well to fertile, well mulched beds. Flower color is highly variable- usually light purple or blue, but whites and pinks are possible. Foliage will slowly creep and is semi-evergreen, so can be used as a shade groundcover!
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Color: Purple/Blue
Bloom Time: May-Jun
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract long tongued bees, flies, butterflies, skippers, and moths. Hosts the spotted straw moth, olive arches moth, and a few smaller insects. Commonly browsed by herbivores.