How To Grow Creeping Phlox
Creeping Phlox is a gorgeous groundcover perennial loved for its carpet of vibrant blooms! Just as the name suggests, these plants grow low to the ground and creep along the base of your garden.
The mat-forming, low-growing plant may keep a low profile in the growth department, but in its color and spread it truly shines in any garden. Creeping Phlox is extremely low maintenance and only requires moderate watering throughout the growing season!
Keep reading to learn the best practices for growing Creeping Phlox in your landscape!
Thrives in conditions of full sun
Water infrequently, only in extended periods of drought. (1-2 weeks without rainfall)
Creeping Phlox grows best in loamy, well-drained soils.
Feed your Phlox in late winter or early spring to promote healthy growth and optimal blooms! A slow-release fertilizer suitable for flowering plants like Espoma Flower-tone would be best for your Creeping Phlox plants!
Creeping Phlox are hardy to a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels. They can even handle some conditions of light frost! However, we recommend covering with frost cloth if your plants will be subject to prolonged low temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Creeping Phlox are considered Non-Toxic to both animals and humans.
Using a light mulch in the first season of growing your creeping phlox will help to suppress weeds as the groundcover fills in.
- Select a sunny spot in the yard with loamy, well-draining soil
- Loosen the soil and break up large dirt clods. Remove any rocks and weeds that may be in the way of your Phlox.
- Dig a hole double the width of the nursery pot.
- Loosen the root ball on your Phlox Plant and place it in the hole.
- Backfill with surrounding soil.
- Water thoroughly for the next couple of weeks until the plant is established.
Creeping Phlox & Their Bloom Colors
|Amazing Grace Phlox||Pale Pink With Magenta Centers|
|Candy Stripe Phlox||Bright White With Bubblegum Pink Stripes|
|Drummond's Pink Phlox||Hot Pink|
|Emerald Blue Phlox||Lilac Purple|
|Emerald Pink Phlox||Bubblegum Pink|
|Purple Beauty Phlox||Mauve|
|Scarlet Flame Phlox||Hot Pink With Magenta Centers|