part-sun, part-shade, shade
rich, average, loam
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"Selected for outstanding flower color and very full flower petals, 'Blue Moon' bears many fragrant, 5-petaled flowers with the arrival of spring. Enjoy a knee-high sea of elegant, violet-blue flowers that attract hummingbirds & butterflies to your garden. Foliage is lance shaped and medium green. A long-lived, carefree native groundcover." -- North Creek Nurseries
Phlox divaricata 'Blue Moon' is an ideal flowering ground cover for shade. It will tolerate more sun in cooler areas, or where the soil remains consistently moist during summer. Very easy to grow in a variety of soils, it will slowly colonize via a fibrous rhizomatous root system. It is not an aggressive species, and it combines well with other shade garden favorites. The blooming period occurs mid to late spring and can extend for over a month.
The cultivar ‘Blue Moon’ was introduced by the New England Wildflower Society. It was selected by Bill Cullina during his tenure as nursery manager at the Society’s Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts.