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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Phlox stolonifera Sims
USDA Symbol: phst3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)
Creeping phlox is a mat-forming perennial with loose mats of semi-evergreen foliage and erect clusters of large flowers. The showy blossoms are lavender, blue or white with an eye of purple-red tinged in white. The leaves of this 6-10 in. plant are round or spoon-shaped.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WV Canada: QC Native Distribution:
Chiefly mts., also Piedmont areas from PA
& s. OH,
& TN Native Habitat:
Woods & wooded stream banks
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade , Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist Soil Description:
Humus-rich soil. Conditions Comments:
Creeping phlox will do poorly in full sun, and slugs can be troublesome in very moist soils. In
congenial conditions, however, this is a vigorous plant that can become weedy. Ground Cover
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Propagated by seed, by softwood cuttings taken in late spring and stuck in sand, or by spring division.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds should be planted fresh.
Commercially Avail: yes
Record Last Modified: 2009-01-07
Research By: TWC Staff