Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata) at Green Spring Gardens

19 04 2013

I photographed several varieties of Creeping Phlox at Green Spring Gardens this afternoon. The rock garden in front of the Horticulture Center is ablaze in the colors of spring. The pink and white striped flowers are a Creeping Phlox called ‘Candy Stripe’ and were mixed in with white and solid pink blooms to create this pretty gradated effect.

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20 04 2013
myfoodandflowers

Beautiful color combination!

21 04 2013
Allen Pearson

Beautiful- I like the mix of two colors in the plants you’ve captured.

31 03 2021
huck

will it grow in zone 6 along house foundation and how fast does it grow in shade ?

31 03 2021
cindydyer

Hi Huck! Creeping phlox is hardy in USDA zones 3B through 10. Once established, creeping phlox is a drought-tolerant plant that requires supplemental water only during warm, dry weather. Like other ground covers, creeping phlox takes a few years to reach maturity—about two years on average. This means it grows an average of about an inch per month. It can survive winter lows in plant hardiness zones 5 to 9. Almost any soil is suitable for growing creeping phlox as long as it is in full sun to partial shade. For best results, however, plant it in a sunny location where soils are moist but well drained.

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