Phlox subulata 'Violet Pinwheels' Description
New! Long blooming Phlox hybrid ground cover from Chicagoland Grows!
Creeping Phlox ushers in spring like no other sun perennial groundcover.
In late spring, hundreds of fragrant star-shaped violet-blue blooms burst forth in such masses they obscure the foliage.
Sun loving creeping phlox forms a low growing mat-forming groundcover. Leaves are narrow and pointed and stay evergreen adding 4 seasons of interest!
Highly adaptable to most well-drained soils whether acidic or alkaline, it even grows in gravelly soil!
Stunning in mass plantings. Use as a foreground planting to colorful Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Heat Tolerant, Tolerates Foot Traffic, Winter Interest
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4-6" x 24"
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Late Spring-Early Summer
Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces
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- Patent #:25884
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Soil: Well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Plants prefer soil with a slightly acid to neutral pH.
Light: Phlox grow best in full sun (or partial shade in the South)
Spacing: 15 - 18 inches
Fertilizing: A general purpose slow-acting granular fertilizer worked into the soil around the plants in the spring is sufficient for phlox for the season.
Winterizing: No special care 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.