Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Audio Play Icon Headphones Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon

The Plant Guide

Browse the Full Plant Guide

Creeping phlox

Phlox stolonifera

floks sto-lon-IF-er-ah

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 CharacteristicsThis plant can be used in sweeps and masses to cover large areas, or in smaller areas and containers.

CareGrows best in light to partial shade and in moist, loose soil of average fertility. Tolerates full sun if the soil stays moist.

PropagationInsert basal cuttings in spring, or take root cuttings in early autumn or winter.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, stem canker, rust, Southern blight, stem nematodes, Cercospora and Septoria leaf spots, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

  • Genus : Phlox
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink, White
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
View Comments


Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Plants

Related Articles

More From the Plant Guide

Winter Interest

Partial Shade

Browse the Full Plant Guide