Wild Sweet William (Phlox maculata)
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- Garden Phlox
Wild Sweet William has a purple-spotted stem and a more cylindrical flower cluster.
- Wild Blue Phlox
Wild blue phlox is typically a delicate blue or lavender, while the sweet William is a brighter pink. Sweet William also had a denser flower head, blooms later in the season, and has smaller individual flowers.
- Wild Pink
Petals of wild pink are notched and bent back.