Creeping phlox

Phlox stolonifera

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Sunlight Gardens, www.sunlightgardens.com
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Creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera)
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Genus:  Phlox
A dense, vigorous, mat-forming ground cover, creeping phlox has short flower stems from 3 to 12 inches tall. The flowers can be pale lavender-blue, rose-pink, medium violet, or white, with unnotched petals and a yellow center.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This plant can be used in sweeps and masses to cover large areas, or in smaller areas and containers.
Care:  Grows best in light to partial shade and in moist, loose soil of average fertility. Tolerates full sun if the soil stays moist.
Propagation:  Insert basal cuttings in spring, or take root cuttings in early autumn or winter.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, stem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spots, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Pink,
Purple,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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