Phlox divaricata is commonly called Woodland Phlox or Wild Sweet William. It blooms for nearly a month from mid to late spring with fragrant flowers in shades of pale lavender to blue. Woodland Phlox grows best in light to medium shade with rich, moist, well-drained soil. It will adapt to dry clay soils and is drought tolerant once established. This fibrous-rooted plant matures to about 1-2′ in height and will slowly re-seed and naturalize. Attracts early season butterflies. Grows well with native ferns and spring ephemerals.