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Aug 5, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Do you remember what color the blooms were?
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Aug 5, 2015 10:55 AM CST
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Yes, the Creeping Phlox subulata that is currently planted in front of my house is "Solid Purple" in color.

BLUESTONE does not offer a solid purple Phlox subulata for Fall shipping this year. They only have
a purple/white combination, or a pink/white combination plant.
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Aug 5, 2015 10:58 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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http://www.bluestoneperennials...

They call the purple "Blue"
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Aug 5, 2015 11:03 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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How dark is the purple? I have Emerald Blue, which changes color throughout the bloom season.
Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue')


Here is the ATP database search result for Phlox subulata, maybe you will recognize yours?
http://garden.org/plants/searc...
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 5, 2015 11:18 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
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I'm trying to find a Source for the Creeping Phlox that I have in front of my house ---
It appears I did not get it from BLUESTONE, so I don't know where I got it. Right now
BLUESTONE only has purple/white and pink/white Creeping Phlox subulata available
for Fall Shipping.
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Aug 5, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Ok, so I don't know where you got your purple creeping phlox from. I was just pointing out that Bluestone DOES have purple creeping phlox available for fall shipping. It is called Blue Phlox. Most times in the plant world when they call something blue it is really a shade of purple.
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Aug 5, 2015 11:50 AM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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There is a creeping phlox that really is purple and Is called Purple Beauty. It is phlox subulata so it has the needle like foliage.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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Aug 5, 2015 12:24 PM CST
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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foraygardengirl said:There is a creeping phlox that really is purple and Is called Purple Beauty. It is phlox subulata so it has the needle like foliage.


Hmmmmmmmmm Smiling I wonder who sells it and where I can buy it ? Thumbs up
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Aug 5, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
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jvdubb said:Ok, so I don't know where you got your purple creeping phlox from. I was just pointing out that Bluestone DOES have purple creeping phlox available for fall shipping. It is called Blue Phlox. Most times in the plant world when they call something blue it is really a shade of purple.



Ok. Is it Creeping Phlox subulata ? or is it Creeping Phlox stolernifera ?
I'm looking for Phlox subulata in purple (blue)....
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Aug 5, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oooh, that Purple Beauty is beautiful.

both subulata and stolonifera are called Creeping Phlox. Subulata is the needle kind. Stolonifera is the flat leaf kind. Very confusing!
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Aug 5, 2015 12:37 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
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jvdubb said:Oooh, that Purple Beauty is beautiful.

both subulata and stolonifera are called Creeping Phlox. Subulata is the needle kind. Stolonifera is the flat leaf kind. Very confusing!


Yep. The Needle kind is what I want. I have it already, and I want more of it. I also have the flat-leaf type, it has died and has not done well for me at all. So I am going to replace them with the Needle kind of Creeping Phlox - I just need to find a source for them.
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Aug 5, 2015 12:39 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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jvdubb said:http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/PHBL.html

They call the purple "Blue"


YES ! THESE are the ones I'm looking for !!! Ta-Dah ! Perfecto ! Why couldn't I find them on their website. Duh ! Crying Great, I will order them for Fall delivery. Thanks for the Link. You're the Best ! Hurray!
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Aug 5, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Every where I checked for Purple Beauty mail order is out of stock. The good news is that it is very easy to divide.
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Aug 5, 2015 12:46 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
http://www.santarosagardens.co...

Lots to choose from here. Just watch out. Some is ready for fall shipping, some not til Spring
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Aug 5, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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I got some of the Purple Beauty locally, but I planted it in my daughter's garden and she killed it....otherwise I would send you some!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
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Aug 8, 2015 7:13 AM CST

These are super easy to propagate. I got a little piece of it from a friend last year and divided it in the fall and again this spring. I will be dividing a little later this fall again. It has multiplied like crazy. Just divide it and plant where you want. Next year that spot will have doubled, if not tripled in size. Love the stuff!
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Aug 8, 2015 7:52 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I find myself overrun with creeping phlox. I'm going to use it to shade my clematis' feet.
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Aug 9, 2015 3:31 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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The stolonifera types prefer some shade and moisture, whereas subulata types prefer sun and dry/well drained conditions- probably why the one died. I have found P.subulata easy to propagate too. It creeps over the sidewalk and needs to be trimmed back, and usually there are some roots present. I just plant them trimmings and keep them moist for a while and most survive just fine.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Aug 9, 2015 4:11 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
I initially ordered and planted the subulata type, and they were gorgeous .... then bought the next year the stolonifera type, which I do not like and has not performed well at all, so I'm digging it up and replacing it with more of the subulata phlox which will cascade over my brick wall in the front of the house. It puts on quite a show in the Spring ! I just love it .
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Nov 28, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Name: Vickie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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I have many creeping phlox...two different leaf types. Unfortunately I don't know the names sorry. These are my favorite spring bloomers! Just wanted to say that they do divide very easily...I have divided many and all have survived. They are very easy to find here, as sell them at ALL the nurseries around here in the spring. Here are a couple pics, the second one being much younger plants...
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