Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

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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