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Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
A highly adaptable and very easy plant anyone can grow, Creeping Phlox heralds the arrival of spring like no other flowering perennial groundcover plant. The dense carpets of emerald-green color evergreen foliage of Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox becomes literally smothered in late winter to early spring (South) or mid-spring (North) with 3/4-inch wide lavender-blue, 5-petaled flowers. Absolutely stunning in mass plantings on embankments or in borders. Get all the details below

Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox

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Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone >



Special Attributes

A highly adaptable and very easy plant anyone can grow, Creeping Phlox heralds the arrival of spring like no other flowering perennial groundcover plant. The dense carpets of emerald-green color evergreen foliage of Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox becomes literally smothered in late winter to early spring (South) or mid-spring (North) with 3/4-inch wide lavender-blue, 5-petaled flowers. Absolutely stunning in mass plantings on embankments or in borders. We have this one and several other varieties covering a sunny embankment in our gardens. It's one of those plants we always look forward to seeing it bloom...partly because of the flower show and partly because we know that spring has arrived!



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 3-5 inches tall and 24 inches wide or more, Emerald Blue Creeping is ideal for use as a low edger or mass planting in landscape and perennial borders, home foundation plantings, on embankments, slopes or hillsides, or to slightly drape over stone walls. Its small size makes it a perfect fit for smaller garden spaces or as a soil cover in container gardens. A very nice addition to rock gardens. Flowering bulbs will pop right through it in spring and summer!

Spacing:  15-18" for mass plantings;  36" or more for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox is exceptionally easy to grow in a variety of soils. It prefers a moist but well-drained soil however grows well in sandy or gravely soils and tolerates hot, dry exposures better than most other Phlox species. As with so many other perennial plants, constantly soggy soils can be problematic. The best flowering is in full sun. That said, in the Deep South, plants will appreciate a little dappled shade during the summer. Though not necessary, spent flower stems can be cut back or sheared to form a more dense carpet and possible rebloom.



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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Evergreen Flowering Perennial
Height at Maturity:  3-4"
Width at Maturity:  24"
Spacing:  15-18" for mass plantings;  36" or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Spreading, Carpet-Forming
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  Light Lavender Blue
Flower Size:  3/4" diameter
Flowering Period:  South: Late winter to mid spring  |  North: Mid Spring to Late Spring
Flower Type:  Single, 5-petaled
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  No
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, or Morning Sun with Dappled Afternoon Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sandy, Silty
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Moist But Well-Drained, Dry when established
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.0 (Moderately Acid to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Insect

 

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