4-6" tall x 18-24" wide. ‘Home Fires’ Creeping Phlox is a selection of a native phlox found throughout the eastern United States. Plants provide an important, early-season nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. As a Creeping Phlox, ‘Home Fires’ thrives in moist, well-drained soils in full to partial shade, though plants are drought tolerant once established. In nature, phlox grows on humus-rich soils; to mimic this, provide leaf litter and occasional fertilizer to enrich soils. Pair with other woodland natives such as bloodroot, trillium, or heuchera. If needed, wait until after flowering in spring to prune plants. Deer and rabbit resistant.
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.
AM014095 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015710 (Tray of 16)
AM015711 (Tray of 32)
Home Fires Creeping Phlox
Phlox stolonifera Home Fires
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Green narrow leaved foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Native, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Spring / Summer, Fall
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