Masses of deep rose flowers with a red eye cover a thick mat of green needlelike foliage. 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.
I need at least 4 hours of afternoon sun but can go all day
- Zone 2-8
Creeping phlox is a versatile, easy to grow groundcover for full sun. Gritty, slightly alkaline soils are prefered 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.