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Phlox stolonifera

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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

Height: 6"-12"

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

Phlox stolonifera (creeping phlox)
  • Phlox stolonifera (creeping phlox)
  • Phlox stolonifera (creeping phlox)
  • Phlox stolonifera (creeping phlox)
  • Phlox stolonifera (creeping phlox)

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Description

Phlox stolonifera

Also known as:

creeping phlox

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Scientific Synonyms:

Description

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.

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seed, cuttings, or by division in spring before blooming. Self seeds, and self propagates by stolons.

Additional Notes

Flowers are fragrant. Plants may be susceptible to powdery mildew, slug and rabbit attacks.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, GA, KY, MD, ME, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Solanales
Family Polemoniaceae Phlox family
Genus Phlox phlox
Species Phlox stolonifera creeping phlox