Trailing or Creeping Phlox

Phlox subulata
Phlox subulata “Red Wings”

Zones: 2-9

Sun or Part Shade

Trailing phlox are very low-growing (4″ – 6″ tall), evergreen, easy to grow plants that spread out over the years. If you are patient, 3 or 4 of these plants can eventually line a 6 foot sidewalk.

There is a limited color selection (purple, pink or white), but you can add some extra interest by combining them with spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips or irises which look beautiful growing up through the phlox.

They look great growing over garden edging or in a rock garden, and will be completely covered in blooms in the early spring.

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