Phlox 'Purple Sprite' (Hybrid Spring Phlox)
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Phlox 'Purple Sprite' (Hybrid Spring Phlox)

Purple Sprite Phlox, Hybrid Spring Phlox


Phlox 'Purple Sprite' (Hybrid Spring Phlox) is a mound-forming perennial boasting a profusion of bright purple star-shaped flowers adorned with a tiny white halo in their center. Blooming in mid to late spring, the blossoms are produced in such great quantities that they cover the foliage. This hybrid spring phlox blooms a week or so later than Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox), and does not spread aggressively. It makes a beautiful groundcover and is perfect for rock gardens, cottage gardens and flower borders. Plant with spring bulbs for a long-awaited splash of color in your garden.

  • Grows only 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 18-22 in. wide (45-55 cm).
  • Prefers full sun (tolerates light shade) and enjoys medium moisture, well-drained soils. Gritty, neutral soils are preferred and good drainage is essential
  • Excellent choice for rock gardens, edgings or ground covers. Perfectly suited to border fronts and lovely when slightly draping a rock wall. A great companion for tulips and daffodils... and butterflies too!
  • Hardy, this hybrid spring phlox is trouble-free, salt tolerant and requires little care.
  • Shear this plant back and clean up any dead foliage in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Rain Gardens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Phlox
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Rain Gardens, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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