Alphabetical Plant Listing

Great Companion Plants for your Creeping Phlox

Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox, Phlox subulata


Considered as one of the most colorful of all ground covers, Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox) is a popular evergreen perennial with masses of delicate pink, magenta, purple-blue or white flowers in mid to late spring. They bloom so profusely that they literally blanket the dark green, needle-like foliage.

Fast-growing, Creeping Phlox forms a pretty flower carpet and adds a splash of color for about 3-4 weeks. Perfect for rocky areas, slopes and flower borders, this eastern North America native is also hardy, trouble-free, deer resistant and requires little care.

Easy to grow in full sun (tolerates dappled shade) in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils, Creeping Phlox is a fabulous addition to the garden year-round, especially when it has been maintained by shearing after bloom.

Rather than let this charming beauty bloom lonesomely in a bare patch, give it companion plants and layer your plantings for maximum drama. Creeping Phlox makes perfect partners with other plants and helps create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden.

Guide Information

Hardiness 2 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 2 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
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