Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: acid, rich, loam
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: pink, lavender
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: colonizing, mat-forming, naturalizing, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Phlox stoloniferaAlso known as:
This species of phlox forms loose mats of profuse, deep-pink, trumpet-shaped blossoms on thin green stalks. The leaves have a light green spring tenderness about them.
Although Phlox stolonifera is native to woodlands and along streams of the Appalachian Mountains, it is very well suited for garden use. It will grow in rich, slightly acidic soil, in part shade to full sun so long as the soil is kept evenly moist. A great ground cover. Blooms in April to June. Zones 4-7
Propagate from seed, cuttings, or by division in spring before blooming. Self seeds, and self propagates by stolons.
Flowers are fragrant. Plants may be susceptible to powdery mildew, slug and rabbit attacks.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, GA, KY, MD, ME, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
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