Fort Hill Creeping Phlox

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'Fort Hill' Creeping Phlox delivers deep, rose-colored blooms that create a carpet of fragrant color on the garden floor in early spring. Star-shaped flowers pair beautifully with evergreen, needle-like foliage. Deer resistant and tolerant of dry spells, 'Fort Hill' is a great choice for spilling down banks and cascading over walls. Attracts butterflies. (Phlox subulata)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Groundcover
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size4-6" tall. , 12-24" wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to late spring
SKUAM016133

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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Plant Information

4-6" tall x 18" wide. 'Fort Hill' Creeping Phlox boasts cheerful blooms dotted with a pair of magenta dots at the base of each petal. The petals surround a dark eye. Such details may be lost in the waves of flowers engulfing plants each spring, but add depth and dimension to the blooming masses. Plant in sweeps along the edges of cottage gardens, flagstone pathways, and rock walls. Tuck beneath nodding spring bulbs and vase-like shrubs. 'Fort Hill' blooms best in sunny locations and benefits from well-drained soils. Get plants off to a great start by planting at the proper depth. Set crowns just at or slightly above the surrounding soil surface. Cut stems back gently after flowering to encourage dense foliage, even growth, and vigorous blooms the following season.

Creeping Phlox is a favorite perennial groundcover in all growing regions. Cold hardy and heat tolerant, it creates a colorful carpet of low-growing, cheerful blooms that appear each spring atop a deep green mat of evergreen foliage. A rapid spreader, Creeping Phlox is masterful at filling spaces in between trees, rolling down gentle slopes or steep banks, and covering areas that are hard to care for with its solid swath of color. Very dependable and  tolerant of many soil types. Deer resistant.

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Associated SKUsAM016133
AM014061 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015697 (Tray of 16)
AM015698 (Tray of 32)
Common Name
Fort Hill Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata Fort Hill
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
4-6" tall.
Estimated Mature Spread
12-24" wide.
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Early to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Deep green needle-like foliage.
Evergreen
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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