Perennials forum: Does anyone grow Creeping Phlox ?

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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 4:45 AM CST
I planted a lot of plants of "Creeping Phlox" in the front of my house. I realized that I had purchased 2 different 'varieties', one with a pine-needle type foliage, and the other with a I-don't-know-what type of foliage. The pine-needle foliage Creeping Phlox have done beautifully and I need to replace the other Phlox
with these, I just don't know what type they are called. Can anyone help ?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 5, 2015 7:45 AM CST
If you bring a 2" sample size of each one with you, when you go back to the nursery, they should be able to help you.
Name: Patrick
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 8:17 AM CST
Confused Sad Not likely -- I bought them all Mail Order !
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 5, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Rats! Any large nursery should be able to help you if you have samples to show them.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2015 8:28 AM CST
Might it be Phlox diverticulata? Also known as Wild Sweet william or Woodland Phlox?

Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 8:29 AM CST
I sent an Email to Bluestone Perrenials, which is where I purchased the Creeping Phlox, and perhaps they can help me identify which Creeping Phlox I bought - I need the one with the "pine needle/evergreen" type foliage. Wish me Luck ! Smiling
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 8:30 AM CST
[quote="jvdubb"]Might it be Phlox diverticulata? Also known as Wild Sweet william or Woodland Phlox?

Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

No - that is not the Creeping Phlox that I have. The Creeping Phlox I have has "pine-needle/evergreen" type foliage. The Woodland Phlox does not have that type of leaves.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 5, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Any photos to help us help you?
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 9:49 AM CST
I'll try and take some photo's with my cell phone and post them ......
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 5, 2015 9:54 AM CST
Great!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2015 10:02 AM CST
The pine needle type is Phlox subulata. There are many many varieties. But they all have the pine needle type leaves if they are Creeping Phlox. There are a few Phlox subulata varieties that have variegated leaves

Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2015 10:04 AM CST
OOPs! Sorry, I thought you were trying to identify the type of Phlox you DON'T want
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Ok, thanks for the info. But the catalogs don't indicate that they are Phlox subulata.....they just list the Names of the varieties. I sent an email to the Nursery that mailed the plants to me in the Spring.
Perhaps they know which ones I ordered that had the pine needle type leaves. I hope so, coz I have
to buy more of them and I want to order the same matching plants.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 5, 2015 10:07 AM CST
You could list the names and maybe we could identify them from just the names. Emailing the company might give you a response but you may wait days for it.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2015 10:11 AM CST
Bluestone is quick to respond.

In the future, always keep your receipt for just such a need! I cannot tell you how many times I refer back to mine for reference. I also take a picture of the plant with the tag when I get it.
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Ya know Jen, you are right. I am an avid Iris grower (Addict!), and this year, I have kept every receipt for every Iris rhizome I have ordered and planted - and I ordered over 50 Iris rhizomes this year.
I don't know why I did not keep that Bluestone receipt. I could just kick myself over this !
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Aug 5, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Iris! Ha, I love them but I'm growing less and less. They grow too well for me. They take over!! Last year I got Iris borers. It really made it easier to cull!

Do you have a Bluestone online account? If you do you can actually look up your purchases that way.
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 10:35 AM CST
I don't think I have a Bluestone online account - but I'll check.
I'm unable to send the PIC I took of my Phlox using my cell phone - it says "Resizing Failed". Drats!

Yes, I'm an Iris-Addict, and have created 2 Iris gardens this year and have sort of "over-bought" Iris rhizomes. Most of them are currently planted in pots, to be transplanted into the gardens. I hope I have enough room for all of them. Ugh ! Crying
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Aug 5, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Ok, I got an email reply from Bluestone --- the only Order they have on file for me is for::

Phlox "Sherwood Purple" which they say is a Stolernifera phlox.

So now I wonder where I got the evergreen type creeping phlox from ??? Now I'm totally confused Confused
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Aug 5, 2015 10:46 AM CST
Here is another idea-next spring divide each of your pine-needle type into three or four sections, and plant them around. That way you know for sure they all match. Since you say they are doing well, they should be big enough to divide.

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