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