Creeping Phlox Plant
Creeping Phlox - Phlox Stolonifera
Imagine a spring floral carpet in sweet pastel blooms, and there you have the classic Creeping Phlox. The perennial ground cover might appear delicate and vulnerable, but it's a terrible evergreen plant that is easy to maintain and stays attractive throughout the winter months.
The word "phlox" is derived from Greek, meaning "a flame," and this delicate garden beauty burns brightly with intense hues.
The versatility of the Creeping Phlox is quite appealing because this moderately growing plant is effective at suppressing weeds. It will spread but is not invasive, and some selections are even mildew resistant. The perennial thrives in all the nooks and crannies of hard surfaces, like over rocky areas, in between steps, curbs, pavers, slopes, pathways and more.
A blanket of small, pretty five-pointed flowers shaped like stars makes a gorgeous and welcome, mounding accent around any property's landscaping. Pastels are most common, but the Creeping Phlox's other hues are just as alluring in saturated hues, purely white and candy stripes.
The Creeping Phlox is ideal for zones 3 to 9 and blooms in spring in colorful, dense clusters. These plants thrive in full sun and moist, well-drained soil enriched with organic additives like compost or animal manure. They will even exist successfully in moderate clay soils. As soon as the Creeping Phlox is established, then the hardy plant can handle drought-like conditions. Most popular varieties can reach four to six inches high with a two-foot spread.
According to the experts, Creeping Phlox from the nursery should be planted after the first frost in the spring. If planting in groups, then these plants should be spaced about a foot apart.
The Creeping Phlox gives off a fragrant scent to your property's landscape. These plants are very appealing to honeybees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, showing off nature at its finest.
Looks good, company is great to work with and really helpful Unknown on Mar 31st 2017
Grows fast and looks good all at the same time Johnson on Mar 31st 2017
Fast and quick
It really looks good growing on the hillside where other plants wont grow. I love this plant and how fast it has spread. TK on Mar 31st 2017
I needed this for a hillside where nothing would grow. After doing some careful consideration I went ahead and got them. My only regret was that I didnt order them years ago! Where have you been all my life? LOL Unknown on Mar 29th 2017
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