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Phlox divaricata

Common Name(s)
Blue phlox, sweet William
Flowering Time
Late April to June
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Capsules turn light brown
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
Mid May, early June

Mature transplants added to a woodland degraded by cattle grazing in Wisconin were "healthy" in the six years that the plants were monitored, and with low mortality; the authors did not report whether they reproduced (Ellarson and Craven 1982) .

Transplants in a field study had 50% survival after 7 years; phlox self-sows (Mottl et al. 2006) and has extensive vegetative spread (Barkely 1986, Gleason and Cronquist 1991), suggesting that the best means of re-introduction is with transplants.

Blue phlox, sweet William (phlox divericata)

Seed Cleaning
Separate seed from capsule
Dry short-term, but will lose viability (Cullina 2000)
Restoration Potential