Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii 'Chattahoochee'

Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’

Woodland phlox

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Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii 'Chattahoochee'
  • Common name: Woodland phlox
  • Family: Polemoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Woodland phlox, Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’, can be tricky to grow but is worth the effort. Carpets of lilac-blue flowers appear in June, over fresh green, hairy leaves. It’s ideal for growing in large clumps at the edge of a border or beneath deciduous trees. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

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GrowPhlox divaricata subsp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’ in moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil, ideally which doesn’t become dry in summer as this can lead to powdery mildew. A woodland border in partial shade is ideal. Take summer cuttings as an insurance against loss.

How to grow Phlox 'Chattahoochee'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

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Do Divide in March

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Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

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Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

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Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

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Do not Prune in April

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Do not Prune in June

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Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Phlox 'Chattahoochee' and wildlife

Phlox 'Chattahoochee' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Phlox 'Chattahoochee' poisonous?

Phlox 'Chattahoochee' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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