Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' produces showy, loose clusters of fragrant, pale blue, almost white, flowers on upright stems of narrow leaves. Also known as Woodland Phlox or Wild Blue Phlox, its early spring blooms are highly attractive to early butterflies and other pollinators. Plants spread via rhizomes to form colonies. Phlox 'May Breeze' is a great performing perennial that can take some sun, making it excellent as a filler between spring bulbs.
Phlox divaricata is native to the eastern 2/3 of the United States on into northeastern Canada. It is naturally found in rich deciduous woodland, along streambanks, and moist open areas near woodland paths.
Phlox divaricata 'May Breeze' prefers light open shade to part sun and moist, organic-rich soil. Shear after blooming to maintain fullness and reduce the chance for powdery mildew.