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Creeping Phlox Fort Hill




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Deep, rose-colored Phlox create a carpet of fragrant color on the garden floor in the early spring. This butterfly-magnet compliments your favorite spring-blooming bulbs wonderfully. (Phlox subulata)

Zones 3 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall, 18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Size Plant - 3" pot

Plant Information

Creeping Phlox is a favorite for gardeners all across the country – they are ground-covering plants that bloom in a solid carpet in spring. Creeping Phlox also spreads rapidly, covering banks, spaces under tall trees, and other places where you want color. In one color, or as a rainbow, creeping phlox creates one of the most dependably perennial groundcovers you can plant.

Common Name Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name Phlox subulata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late spring
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Groundcover, Native
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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