Meet The Creeping Phlox
Creeping Phlox are lovely groundcovers that reach about 6 inches tall and 2 feet wide at maturity. This plant is covered with blooms in spring and has a low, spreading habit that becomes mat-like over time. The evergreen foliage is lush and deep green with petite, slender leaves. Plant in mixed beds, rock, woodland, and cottage gardens, containers, low walls, and next to walkways. This spreading groundcover cascades like a waterfall over edges and down slopes if you like or keep them trimmed them for a tight, clean edging. Plant in mass for a bold pop of color and a unique grass substitute. Moss pinks are great for mixed containers. These hardy perennials tolerate sandy and rocky sites.
Phlox Bloom Time
Best Time To Plant
Spring and fall are the best times to plant these native plants. In cooler zones with mild summers, summer is a great time to plant. In hotter zones with mild winters, winter planting works well.
Phlox Care Explained
Phlox are recommended for US growing zones 3 to 9. They perform best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Some subtle afternoon shade may be ideal in hot climates. Water deeply 2 times per week for the first 2 to 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, these plants are drought tolerant, but will grow best with a deep watering once weekly during hot and dry periods. Add 1 to 2 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and help retain soil moisture. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and in spring for best results. Deadheading isn't necessary, but it can increase blooms and extend bloom time.
Where To Buy Phlox
Creeping Phlox for Sale
With masses of beautiful white blooms from summer to fall and high disease resistance the White Flame® Dwarf Garden Phlox is a formidable perennial for the home garden and beyond.