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Phlox stolonifera (Creeping phlox)

Phlox stolonifera Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Sunlight Gardens, www.sunlightgardens.com


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Phlox stolonifera floks sto-lon-IF-er-ah Common Name: Creeping phlox 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.
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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