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Phlox stolonifera

Creeping phlox

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBlue-mauve, pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Phlox stolonifera (Creeping phlox). This species produces low mats of deep green evergreen foliage. The spring flowers bloom in pink, blue or white.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Woodlands of C.USA

Interest and use

Ground cover, under shrubs, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow easily in temperate climates, though they will need a lot of water to help there growth. Give them fertile soil that drains well but remains moist and a sunny or partial-shaded location. You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

Propagation

Propagate rock and hybrids by basal cuttings from non-flowering shoots in spring or summer. Species can be increased by seed in autumn or spring. Annuals can be propagated by seed in spring. P.maculata, P.paniculata and their cultivators should be propagated by division in early spring or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mite, eelworm and powdery mildew.

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