Creeping Phlox/Thrift

Example 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.

See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
Product
Phlox subulata 'Blue Emerald' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
Dainty and demure blue-lavender blooms blanket this low-growing evergreen carpet-like creeper in spring, painting slopes in amethyst tones. Excellent in rock gardens, on banks and in flower borders. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/09/2021.Email when available
Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
Dainty pink and white blooms blanket this low-growing evergreen carpet-like creeper in spring, painting slopes in pastel tones. Excellent in rock gardens, on banks and in flower borders. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/16/2021.Email when available
Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
An evergreen, low-growing, cascading carpet-like spreader with a mossy appearance covered in a fusion of fuchsia blooms for 2-4 weeks in late-spring to early summer. Wonderful for erosion control. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 05/14/2021.Email when available
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
An evergreen, low-growing, cascading carpet-like spreader with a mossy appearance covered in a fusion of fuchsia blooms for 2-4 weeks in late-spring to early summer. Wonderful for erosion control. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/16/2021.Email when available
Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
An evergreen, low-growing carpet-like spreader with a mossy appearance and dense, cascading coverage. Profuse lilac blooms with deep purple centers flower in late-spring to early summer. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/16/2021.Email when available
Phlox subulata 'Red Wings' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
Dainty, star-shaped fuchsia blooms blanket this low-growing evergreen carpet-like creeper in spring painting slopes in vibrant tones. Excellent in rock gardens, on banks and in flower borders. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/16/2021.Email when available
Phlox subulata 'Snowflake' {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$126.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.07 per plant)
Dainty star-shaped snow-white blooms blanket this low-growing evergreen carpet-like creeper in spring, painting slopes in clouds of white. Excellent in rock gardens, on banks and in flower borders. 4-6" tall.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/26/2021.Email when available
Sunny Purple Deer Mix, 20% off: 25 Mazus reptans + 25 Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'
On sale: $202.80
Save 20% on this collection of rich purple blooms that will attract a lot of attention... but not from deer! For a sunny location in zones 4-9.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/16/2021.Email when available
Phlox Mix, 20% off: 25 Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink', 25 Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe', 25 Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
On sale: $304.20
Save 20% on this collection of pink and white Phlox that integrates perfectly and elegantly, mixed together or planted in adjacent masses. For sun or part sun in zones 3-9.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 05/14/2021.Email when available
Sunny White Deer Mix, 20% off: 25 Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan', 25 Iberis sempervirens 'Snow Cone', 25 Mazus reptans 'Alba', 25 Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
On sale: $409.60
Save 20% on this collection of brilliant white blooming plants that turn heads but deer tend to avoid. For a sunny to partly-sunny location in zones 4-9.
Temporarily out of stock. Expected 04/26/2021.Email when available

Specifications


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.

Gardener Tips
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.



Care
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:
- Ground preparation, fertilization, pH
- Planting instructions
- Explanation and description of bare roots
- How to plant bare root plants
- If you cannot plant bare roots right away



Shipping
No unusual shipping concerns for this plant.
FREE SHIPPING - Classy Groundcovers offers free shipping, and your plants never spend more than three days in transit.

Precise delivery - another benefit from shopping with us is that you know how many days delivery will take and can control exactly when your order will be shipped.

Shipping information that applies to all plants:
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