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An excellent and fragrant groundcover, creeping phlox provides soil stabilization.

An excellent and fragrant groundcover, creeping phlox provides soil stabilization. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 10 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Phlox stolonifera

Creeping phlox

A low growing, mat-forming perennial, Phlox stolonifera has semi-evergreen foliage with clusters of large, pink and purple flowers. This plant is tolerant of heavy shade, and can be tolerant of more sun in cooler climates. Shared with us by our friend Peter Heus, Enchanger's Garden. 


Height:

6 in

Spread:

9-18 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

Pink, Purple

Phlox stolonifera Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PHST3