Carefree Creeping Phlox Collection

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Our Carefree Creeping Phlox Collection offers a beautiful quilt-like groundcover to dress up the early spring garden. Cushiony mats of fine-textured foliage burst into bloom, blanketing the garden in star-shaped flowers and attracting pollinators. Lovely planted along a walkway, tucked among the boulders of a rock garden, or cascading over a rock wall or the edge of a planter. Choose from a Collection of 4 or 12 plants.
Zones 2 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Deer Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height Plants in this collection range from 2-6" tall. , Plants in this collection range from 12-24" wide.
Bloom TimeEarly to late spring

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

Herald spring with the beauty of our Carefree Creeping Phlox Collection. In early spring, the dense mats of fine-textured bright green foliage burst into glorious bloom, with the foliage barely visible beneath the blanket of star-shaped flowers. Blooming for several weeks each spring, just when we're shaking off our winter coats, Creeping Phlox are carefree, hardy groundcovers that spread without becoming invasive. They're also an important early source of nectar for pollinators.

'Snowflake' has pure white blooms. 'Emerald Blue' has pale blue-violet blooms. 'Candy Stripe' has pink-and-white petals accent the star shape of the flowers, and the flowers of 'Amazing Grace' are white with a delightful magenta eye. Perfect for complementing taller perennials such as Bearded Iris, Siberian Iris, or Garden Phlox, and lovely paired with taller spring-blooming bulbs such as Daffodils and Tulips. Deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.

The Carefree Creeping Phlox Collection includes 4 plants (1 of each) or 12 plants (3 of each):

'Snowflake' Creeping Phlox - 1 plant
'Emerald Blue' Creeping Phlox - 1 plant
'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox - 1 plant
'Amazing Grace' Creeping Phlox - 1 plant

*Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. 

More Information
Associated SKUsAM018951
AM018917 (Collection of 4) - Out of stock.
AM018918 (Collection of 12) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Carefree Creeping Phlox Collection
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
Plants in this collection range from 2-6" tall.
Mature Spread
Plants in this collection range from 12-24" wide.
Growth Rate
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
Green needle-like foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Native, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Evergreen, Easy To Grow, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Deer Resistant
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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