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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox

 

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‘Sherwood Purple’ is the perfect native Phlox for a woodland or shaded area. Its evergreen foliage carpets the ground all year, then, in May, sends up flower spikes on 8-inch stems with fragrant violet-purple flowers that wave above the spring garden. An excellent companion for other woodland bulbs, it is also prized by native pollinators. (Phlox stolonifera)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Native
Native
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 3-6" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Early to late spring
SKU AFLGH31

Plant Information

3-6" x 6-12" - it spreads! A woodland favorite, originally found along the streams and wooded areas of Appalachia, Creeping Phlox ‘Sherwood Purple’ lights up the May garden with a burst of fragrant, violet-purple flowers held high on 8-inch stems. An evergreen groundcover, it will spread where it’s happy. Plant in shade to part-shade locations in an area where it can spread, and water moderately. Once it’s established it is quite drought tolerant. Plant ‘Sherwood Purple’ with other spring blooming woodland bulbs for a cascade of color. Beautiful with ferns, Hellebore, Columbine, and Bleeding Heart. It is also an important source of spring nectar for our pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds

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ABLGHXX
AFLGH31 (Plant - 3.5" pot)
Common Name Creeping Phlox Sherwood Purple
Botanical Name Phlox stolonifera Sherwood Purple
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Mature Height 3-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
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 Color Green
Foliage Oval green leaves.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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.

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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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