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Phlox stolonifera/Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera / Phlox stolonifera
Typical growth pattern of the Creeping Phlox
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Typical growth pattern of the Creeping Phlox

A mat of foliage

Dark green foliage

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Scientific Name: Phlox stolonifera
Common Name: Creeping Phlox
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is an excellent ground covering perennial in the cooler regions of the country. Plants form a mst of foliage and blue, lavender, or white, depending on the cultivar. Plants need a fertile humus-rich, moist soil. Powdery mildew can often be a problem, especially in the hot, humid south.