Creeping Phlox/ThriftExample of approximately what these plants look like when shipped. See the eighth photograph of any plant to see a photo of what it looks like when shipped.
Creeping phlox is one groundcover we offer that we absolutely will not do without. Versatile, easy-to-grow, and stunning when left to cascade over a rock wall or down a large slope where it is effective at erosion control, Phlox will paint a landscape in mossy-evergreen foliage and brilliant blossoms in springtime. Low growing, tolerant of drought, and adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, we can guarantee you'll want several varieties of this hardy, strong performer.
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- Cold hardiness zone: 3-9 (-40 degrees F) - Contact your local extension to confirm hardiness if you are in a fringe zone (we cannot guarantee hardiness in fringe zones)
- AHS Heat Zone: 9-1
- Light: Full sun Part sun
- Growth rate: Moderate
- Mature height: 4-6"
- Spacing: 8-12"
- Tolerant of: Deer, Drought, Poor Soil, Salt
- pH of Soil: 4.5 - 8.0, Ideal pH: 5.5-6.5
- Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Grows Under Trees: Conifer - No, Walnut - Yes, Other - Yes
- Good for borders & edging: Yes
- Spreads by creeping: Yes
- Good for erosion control: Yes
- Evergreen: Yes
- Native to the U.S.: Yes
- Good for slopes: Yes
General information about Phlox:
Any gardener who has used Creeping Phlox once will insist on planting again and again. The blanket of delicate, colorful flowers that greet you every spring can only be described as perfectly pretty year after year.
A versatile, easy-to-grow groundcover that forms a dense carpet-like mat no taller than six inches, Phlox proves excellent for erosion control on slopes and in plantings of any size. She cascades like billows of cloth over curbs, drapes down walls, and huddles over hanging baskets. Her flowers blanket slopes all across the south in spring, but her wispy sage evergreen foliage is also an undeniable feature with their tell-tale linear growth.
Though she does prefer full sun for best blooms, she will also do well in partial sun. While she puts up with a variety of soil conditions, ideally she wants well-drained soil and tolerates drought (does not tolerate too much moisture).
Phlox makes a good edging plant for difficult locations including rock gardens. She comes in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find the perfect shade for your garden.
Consider placing multiple plants in one area for quick filling, then in 2-3 growing seasons, you can easily divide this plant in early spring and use her in other areas.
Try planting Phlox with bulbs such as tulips and daffodils for a gorgeous spring display.
Try planting Phlox as a border for herb gardens where she will blanket the earth beneath taller growers such as basil, chives and lavender while not disturbing their productivity.
After blooming, a light shearing will stimulate new growth (possibly inducing a summer reblooming) and make it look more attractive through winter.General information that applies to all plants:
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