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Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox

SKU: AM014277
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
‘Sherwood Purple’ is the perfect native Phlox for a woodland or shaded area. Its evergreen foliage carpets the ground all year, then, in May, sends up flower spikes on 8-inch stems with fragrant violet-purple flowers that wave above the spring garden. An excellent companion for other woodland bulbs, it is also prized by native pollinators. (Phlox stolonifera)
key features
Botanical Name
Phlox stolonifera Sherwood Purple
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
3-6" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late spring


3-6" x 6-12" - it spreads! A woodland favorite, originally found along the streams and wooded areas of Appalachia, Creeping Phlox ‘Sherwood Purple’ lights up the May garden with a burst of fragrant, violet-purple flowers held high on 8-inch stems. An evergreen groundcover, it will spread where it’s happy. Plant in shade to part-shade locations in an area where it can spread, and water moderately. Once it’s established it is quite drought tolerant. Plant ‘Sherwood Purple’ with other spring blooming woodland bulbs for a cascade of color. Beautiful with ferns, Hellebore, Columbine, and Bleeding Heart. It is also an important source of spring nectar for our pollinators, including butterflies and hummingbirds