part-sun, part-shade, shade
acid, rich, average, loam
purple, lavender, blue
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
"Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple' forms a low ground cover with stems growing only to 6" tall. Loose, few-flowered clusters of very fragrant, tubular, purple-blue flowers with five, flat, petal-like lobes (3/4" across) appear at the stem ends in spring." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
Although creeping phlox is native to woodlands and along streams of the Appalachian Mountains, it is very well suited for general garden use. It will thrive in rich, slightly acidic, moist well-drained soil, in part-sun to part-shade. It will tolerate full sun but might require supplemental watering during dry summers. Can be considered drought tolerant when grown in shaded areas. This species spreads primarily via stolons and can form large colonies where competing plants are kept at bay. A stunning low maintenance ground cover for open shade. Plants are susceptible to powdery mildew, however it does not seem cause any long-lasting effects, and any bare patches will quickly fill back in.
Phlox stolonifera Sherwood Purple' was found in a Connecticut garden and named by the renowned rock gardener Lincoln Foster.