Native to the Appalachian Mountains, Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox) is a spreading, mat-forming phlox which boasts erect clusters of large, fragrant, lavender-blue, rose-pink, violet, or white flowers in mid to late summer. They rise on upright stems, above a lovely semi-evergreen foliage of oval green leaves, blanketing the ground in a cloud of dainty flowers. Dense and vigorous, this phlox will spread quickly to cover large areas and is perfect as a ground cover.
- Phlox stolonifera grows only 3-8 in. tall (7-20 cm) and spreads indefinitely. Will self-seed in optimum growing conditions.
- Thrives in full sun or part shade and enjoys humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers acidic, rich, organic soils kept consistently moist. Drought tolerant once established.
- Excellent choice for rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens, cottage gardens, edgings, underplanting shrubs and roses or as ground covers. Perfectly suited to border fronts, it also creates an effective cover for early spring bulbs.
- Phlox stolonifera is deer resistant and requires low care.
- Cutting back stems after flowering helps combat mildew and prevents self-seeding