Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera

Part shade, medium moisture level, prefers rich organic soil but will tolerate sandy and clay soil, moderately acid to neutral pH.  6-8 inches height, blooms spring to early summer, lavender flowers, spreads both by rhizomes and by re-seeding in optimum growing conditions.

Germination Code:  L

Native Region:  Blue Ridge Province

Showy, fragrant flowers.  Spreading, matt-forming plant that makes a good groundcover.  Vigorous plant but powdery mildew can be a problem with summer humidity.  Rabbits can also be a problem.  Does poorly in full sun.

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2 responses to “Creeping Phlox

  1. Dara Beam January 21, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Beautiful early season, but be sure to have later season flowering plants nearby for color as phlox flowers fade.f

  2. Tammy (@Tami0527) January 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Is their a creeping phlox that blooms all summer?

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