Blue Moon Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon'

Regular price $14

Container size:
4.5 in. wide x 5 in. deep / 32 fl. oz.

More plants available in September, 2024

With its rich violet-blue flowers, woodland Phlox is a top choice for the shade garden and looks especially pleasing when interplanted with other spring flowering shade plants.

  • Compact growing habit
  • Easy to grow
  • Very showy in flower


  • 12 to 18 inches tall and 24 to 36 inches wide
  • Semi-evergreen and creates a ground-hugging habit
  • Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Flowering period

In central North Carolina, flowering begins in April and continues for about three weeks.

How to grow

Woodland Phlox grows best in rich, moist soil with good drainage. Plants prefer high shade or morning sun and afternoon shade to promote lots of flowers.

Care and maintenance

Plants can be trimmed back after flowering in spring to tidy them up.

Where to plant

Woodland gardens where it can be used along paths and to edge borders.

When to plant

Anytime the ground isn’t frozen.


12 to 18 inches apart when planting in groups.

When will my plant flower?

Plants purchased and planted in late winter or early spring will flower in their first season.

Native habitat and range

Moist, deciduous forests throughout most of the eastern United States.

Source and origin

Plants are grown from cuttings here at the nursery, and the original plant was discovered by the New England Wildflower Society.

States Orders up to $50 Orders $51 to $100 Orders over $100
AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV $16 $18 $20
AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI $18 $20 $22
IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX $20 $22 $24
CO, NE, ND, and SD $22 $24 $26


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.

When will my order be shipped?

All plants are shipped within two weeks of placing an order.

Is it okay to plant in the winter?

Yes, as long as the soil is not frozen. Planting native perennials in winter and early spring gives your plants a head start before the summer heat arrives.

What if it’s too cold to plant where I live, but I want to buy a plant before it sells out?

Dormant plants can safely be kept in a basement, garage, or cool room until you are ready to plant in late winter or early spring.

How will my plants get delivered?

Most orders are shipped on Monday or Tuesday via UPS Ground, which depending on the destination takes between 1 to 4 days.

Are your plants shipped in their containers?

Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The majority are grown in containers that are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.

Can I return my plants?

You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 20% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. 

Can I cancel my order?

Yes, you can cancel your order. Please visit our terms and service page for details.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.