Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description‘Emerald Blue' creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) delightfully welcomes spring with lush foliage and hundreds of blooms. This ground cover forms a low-growing carpet that spreads vigorously and adds color year-round. The flowers are so abundant in the spring; you can barely see the foliage underneath! Delicate, star-shaped blue flowers are fragrant and adored by butterflies.
Though the flowers look delicate, this plant certainly is not! It's highly adaptable and able to thrive in challenging sites, including gravelly soil. Plus, it's unbothered by deer. Try planting in rocky areas, on steep slopes, or as a border, and it won't disappoint!DetailsBotanical name:Phlox subulata 'Blue Emerald' Common name: Creeping phlox Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-6" x 24" Flower color: Blue Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Late spring and early summer Bloom time: Spring, summer Features: Winter interest, suitable for slopes, space savers, rain gardens, heat tolerant, ground covers, drought tolerant, deer resistant, best sellers Uses: Alpine and rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spacesHow To GrowSoil: Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH. Light: Phlox grows best in sun (> 6 hours sun). Water: Low to Average. Spacing: 18" apart. Fertilizing: Generally unnecessary, but a slow-release granular fertilizer worked into the soil around the plants in the spring is sufficient. Winterizing: No special care is needed. Leave foliage standing in winter, and clean up spent foliage in spring. Maintenance & Pruning: Cut back stems after flowering by 1/2. This will maintain dense growth and attractive habit for the summer months. This will also encourage some fall rebloom. Cut out any brown stems.
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'Emerald Blue' Creeping Phlox
There is not much blue in the world of plants so this is a must have!!! Another great job great garden plants!!!!!!
I planted these to have a look by flowing down my embankment but since the weather is changing I’m hoping that they don’t die. They seem to take root and still are green
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