Drummond's Pink Creeping Phlox
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||1 Foot|
|Mature Width||1-2 Feet|
The Drummond's Pink Creeping Phlox have the largest flowers of any of the creeping phlox and these pretty pink blooms are abundant. This native groundcover adds a great look to your landscape. And you can't find a prettier groundcover anywhere!
Deep pink blooms blanket this phlox with awe-inspiring beauty in spring. The evergreen foliage is lush and deep green with petite, slender leaves. Pink Creeping Phlox reaches a mere 6 inches tall at maturity, but it spreads to 2 feet wide. This perennial is vigorous and low maintenance. It quite literally cascades through your landscape with ease.
Avoid mowing! Plant creeping phlox instead of grass in hard to mow areas.
Phlox thrive in full sun and prefer moist, well-drained soil. Creeping Phlox tolerate rocky and sandy sites. Once established, Phlox are drought tolerant. 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. Phlox are deer resistant and salt, pollution, and erosion tolerant.
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Where Should I Plant Pink Creeping Phlox?
Plant this ground cover in rock beds, gardens or containers with well drained soil in full sun exposure throughout zones 3-9.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Groundcover?
Ferns, heuchera, and hosta grow well together with this phlox in mixed beds, rock gardens or next to walkways.
When Do Phlox Bloom?
This creeping Phlox will generally bloom for 4 weeks starting mid to late spring time.
Spring and fall are ideal times to plant your Drummond's Pink Phlox. In cooler zones summer is a great time to plant as well. Phlox can grow in zones 3 to 9.
Phlox thrive in full sun and prefer moist, well-drained soil. Some subtle afternoon shade may be ideal in hot climates. Water deeply when planting and 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, Phlox are drought tolerant. Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and protect your plant's roots in extreme temperatures. 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. Phlox are deer resistant and salt, pollution, and erosion tolerant. Creeping Phlox tolerant sandy and rocky sites.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, air circulation, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Phlox don't tend to have a lot of issues with pests of disease, but because they grow at ground level there are a couple things to watch out for. Mites can be treated naturally with neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. To determine if mites are an issue look for the foliage to be dull and webbing to appear. Phlox can, on occasion, encounter fungal issues especially when moisture is high and air circulation is low. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire plant must be coated in order for this method to be effective. Water at the base of this plant to avoid fungal disease on the leaves. For severe fungal infections treat with a fungicide.
Pink Drummond's Creeping Phlox are lovely evergreen shrub groundcovers. These plants have a low, spreading habit that becomes mat-like over time. Mixes well with White Flame Phlox. Plant in mixed beds, rock, woodland, and cottage gardens, containers, low walls, and next to walkways. This phlox cascades like a waterfall over edges and down slopes if you like or trim them for a tight, clean edging. Plant in mass for a bold pop of color and a unique grass substitute.