Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera) in the Phloxes Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 - 10 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Inflorescence Height: 6-10 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 1-3 inches
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds need alternating periods of warm and cold stratification to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 6:07 AM

Running rampant in rich soil in the mountainous woods from southern Pennsylvania and Ohio to Georgia, Phlox stolonifera forms large drifts of blues, lavenders, pinks, and all shades in between in mid-spring. The leafy mats nearly hug the ground and flowers stems are about 6 inches tall. Flowers are lavender-blue with tiny orange eyes.

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