Red Wings Creeping Phlox

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Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit, 'Red Wings' Creeping Phlox is an incredibly tough native perennial. Bristly evergreen foliage mounds gently and creeps to provide cover, while deep pink blooms cover the plant in mid to late spring and attract pollinators. Deer resistant 'Red Wings' Creeping Phlox provides an attractive groundcover for fewer weeds, less mowing, and rocky or sloped areas. (Phlox)
Zones 2 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Easy To Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 4-6" tall , 12-24"wide
Bloom TimeMid 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
(4-6” tall x 12-24” wide) Plant low-growing 'Red Wings' Creeping Phlox to carpet your problem areas and make them come alive with deep pink color in mid to late spring. 'Red Wings' is native and a vigorous bloomer – the plants are completely covered in deep pink stars with red centers in mid to late spring. This makes it an ideal companion for late daffodils and other later-blooming spring bulbs. ‘Red Wings’ Creeping Phlox is also a great option for replacing lawns in difficult-to-mow areas, or front of border ground cover where you can fill in bare earth with thick, textured foliage. Creeping Phlox creates a neat edge if trimmed after blooming. Plant in well-drained, sunny soils with average to low fertility. It is a great choice for sandy or rocky soils and is often  used as a rock garden plant, or as a trailing accent on the top of sunny stone walls.
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Associated SKUsAM018944
AM018902 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018928 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
Red Wings Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata Red Wings
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Deep green needle-like foliage.
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry Sites, Salt
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Native, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow
Royal Horticulural Society Award of Garden Merit
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 11th, 2023
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 18th, 2023
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of October 2nd, 2023
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of October 9th, 2023
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 9th, 2023
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 16th, 2023

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