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, 8
Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, colonizing, fragrant flowers, mat-forming, naturalizing, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Phlox stoloniferaAlso known as:
Phlox stolonifera forms loose mats of profuse, deep-pink, trumpet-shaped blossoms on thin green stalks. The leaves are semi-evergreen and have a light green spring tenderness about them. The blooming period begins in mid-spring and extends well into early summer.
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. 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. 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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