Phlox stolonifera ‘Sherwood Purple’ (Creeping Phlox)


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1 Gallon Pot. Native. Phlox stolonifera, commonly called creeping phlox, is a spreading, mat-forming phlox which is native to wooded areas and stream banks in the Appalachian Mountains. Creeping, leafy, vegetative (sterile) stems typically form a foliage mat to 3″ tall and spread indefinitely. Loose clusters (cymes) of fragrant, tubular, lavender flowers (to 3/4″ wide) with five, flat, petal-like, rounded lobes appear on upright, leafy, flowering stems which rise above the foliage mat to 8″ tall in spring. Oblong to oval green leaves (to 3″ long) on the sterile stems, with smaller flowering stem leaves (to 3/4″ long).

Common Name: creeping phlox
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Polemoniaceae
Zone: 2 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: April to May
Bloom Description: Purplish blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Air Pollution