Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera

Star Rock Phlox

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A close up of the Phlox stolonifera plant in a garden border covered with leaf litter.
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This evergreen mat forming perennial produces small dark green leaves and in late spring and early summer it bears upright stems with clusters of pale to deep purple flowers that are slightly fragrant.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Root and softwood.

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Sand, Chalk, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This low maintenance plant suits being used as edging or under planting in beds or borders. Being drought tolerant once established it also suits being included in gravel, Mediterranean and Rock gardens.

Personality

Family

Polemoniaceae

Flower colour

Purple

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally pest free but can suffer from Leaf spot and powdery mildew.
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