Plant Type: Perennials
Large, pure white flowers that blanket the foliage in late spring. White has a cool and calming effect in the garden. Use it to tone down more intense, saturated colors. Creeping phlox is a low-growing species which forms a carpet-like mat no taller than 6 inches. This popular little perennial is best utilized in rocky areas, on slopes, and in flower borders.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Creeping phlox is a versatile, easy to grow ground cover for full sun. Gritty, slightly alkaline soils are preferred and good drainage is essential. It's a good idea to shear this plant back and clean up any dead foliage in early summer, just after it's finished blooming. This will produce denser foliage and will encourage it to rebloom. Divisions can be made every few years in summer.
Flower ColorPure white
Plant Spread12-18 in.
Bergenia-Heartleaf (Bergenia cordifolia), Iris-Dwarf (Iris ), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum), Spurge-Cushion (Euphorbia polychroma)
Plant Height4-6 in.
Soil MoistureLow to average water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Edging, Salt Tolerant, Ground cover, Border, Mass Plant
Bloom TimeLate spring