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Phlox stolonifera

Native Plants

Creeping Phlox

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Summary

In full bloom, Phlox stolonifera blankets the ground in a cloud of dainty lavender flowers. These fragrant flowers appear on 6” upright clusters and are also available in shades of white, pink, and purple. Creeping phlox forms a loose mat of low-growing, evergreen foliage that spreads quickly to cover large areas. Creeping phlox likes woodland conditions where soils are moist and well-drained as well as slightly acidic. While it prefers partial shade, creeping phlox can tolerate more sun if kept moist. Combine Phlox stolonifera with your other favorite spring blooming woodland plants including Tiarella cordifolia, Trillium luteum, Rhododendron vaseyi, Trillium flexipes and Sanguinaria canadensis.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    blue, lavender, pink, white 
  • Soil Type
    mid-spring 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    not-showy 

Additional Information

Fine Gardening, Missouri Botanical Garden