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Blue Creeping Phlox
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Blue Creeping Phlox

Polemoniaceae Phlox Subulata Blue

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Grows InZone 3A · -40° to -35° F through Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
Grows in Cambridge! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Heat
Flower ColorPowder Blue, Sky Blue
BloomsSpring Blooms, Early Spring Blooms
Foliage ColorDark Green
Average Height0' to 1'
Average Width1' to 2'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Blue Creeping Phlox

Phlox Subulata 'Blue' is a moderate growing groundcover plant and perennial plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3A through 8B. It matures to an average height of 1 inch to 1 foot and an average width of 1 foot to 2 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the spring Blue Creeping Phlox produces powder blue and sky blue flowers. The foliage is dark green in color. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, drought and heat.

Blue Creeping Phlox can be useful in the landscape in mass plantings, as a border or edger, as a groundcover, between stepping stones and pavers, in landscape beds or islands, for erosion control or in small groupings and also in rock or xeriscape gardens, cottage gardens or perennial gardens.


More About Blue Creeping Phlox...

Phlox subulata 'Blue' is a variety of creeping phlox, also called moss phlox, that boasts sky flowers with dark green glossy foliage and a wonderful compact growth habit. Phlox subulata is a vigorous, spreading, mat-forming, sun-loving phlox that is noted for its creeping habit, its needle-like leaves and its profuse carpet of early- to mid-spring flowers with notched flower petals. The stems spread along the ground rooting as they go to form a dense, plush carpet of foliage. 

Especially spectacular draping over a rock wall, Creeping Phlox is also great for use as a colorful groundcover on small to medium size slopes and embankments, as a border along pathways and garden beds, or inbetween the gaps of stepping stones or boulders.

Creeping Phlox is very easy to grow and maintain. It is exceptionally hardy and very drought tolerant when established. It prefers full sun and sandy, rocky, dry to evenly moist soils that do not constantly stay wet or soggy. Plants grow well in sandy or gravely soils and tolerate hot, dry exposures better than most other species of phlox. Though it's not necessary, the flower stems can be trimmed or sheared back after flowering to the low green foliage to encourage lush new growth. Do not prune in fall. Clean-up any winter damage in spring.

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by Kristen - Cary , North Carolina

So far 4 of the 10 have died. The rest don’t seem too far behind. These were just one addition to a total front yard makeover where we planted A LOT (from local nurseries) and these are the only plants struggling.


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