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Home Fires Creeping Phlox

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‘Home Fires’ Phlox brings the delights of creeping phlox to the shade garden with masses of fragrant, bright-pink blooms covering lush, deep-green foliage each spring. Plants spread to form a dense groundcover that doesn’t overpower neighboring plants. Evergreen foliage is rounded and multi-layered. Fragrant flowers attract pollinators. (Phlox stolonifera)
key features
Botanical Name
Phlox stolonifera Home Fires
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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.