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Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox)

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Cerise Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Phlox stolonifera - Cultivation Notes

Phlox is relatively easy to grow if planted in a fertile well drained soil (ideally sandy) away from damaging / cold winds. Phlox prefers a mild environment in full sun. Divide every 3 -4 years, mulch to feed. Cut back in autumn.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phlox stolonifera:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Phlox stolonifera:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location

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