Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox

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'Scarlet Flame' Creeping Phlox ushers in spring vibrantly with its star-shaped, magenta-red blooms. A drought-tolerant evergreen, this perennial groundcover creates a dense mat of 6 inch blooms atop needle-like foliage. Plant 'Scarlet Flame' in tricky areas like steep banks and rock walls to watch its flowers skillfully spread. Very cold hardy. (Phlox subulata)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
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 TimeMid to late spring
SKUAM016211

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. ‘Scarlet Flame’ is a selection of the North American native creeping phlox beloved for dramatic spring blooms. This variety blooms mid- to late-spring and is stunning layered beneath bulbs and other seasonal blooms. The thick carpet of deep green foliage makes an ideal edger or border planting, and works magic in the rock garden. Use it to line garden paths or spill from containers. Quick-growing and dependable, ‘Scarlet Flame’ tolerates a variety of growing conditions and soils. In addition to cold, plants tolerate heat and humidity. Plants perform best when planted so the crown rests just at or slightly above the soil surface. This per-friendly selection will attract butterflies to the spring garden, and resists deer and rabbit browsing. Provide good drainage.

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 SKUsAM016211
AM014270 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015764 (Tray of 16)
AM015765 (Tray of 32)
Common Name
Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox
Botanical Name
Phlox subulata Scarlet Flame
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
Mid to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Deep green needle-like foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, 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
Item Unit
Tray
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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