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 Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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