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Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera

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Creeping Phlox is part of the Phlox genus. Its scientific name is Phlox stolonifera.

Creeping Phlox is a flowering groundcover that produces a mass of lavender-blue, deep pink, mauve, or white, star-shaped blooms.1

It is a flowering ornamental / flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

Creeping Phlox is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches). This plant tends to bloom in early spring.

Creeping Phlox is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Creeping Phlox have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Creeping Phlox

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Very Low

Fertilize in summer. Prune to control size.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water very sparingly. Use Zone 4 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Creeping Phlox is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions.

See our list of companion Plants for Creeping Phlox to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Creeping Phlox from seed

Transplanting Creeping Phlox

Plant in well-drained soil. Does not tolerate wet conditions.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Creeping Phlox is a very hardy plant.

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Other names for Creeping Phlox


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