Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Home Fires Creeping Phlox

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Home Fires Creeping Phlox is a native spreading perennial that forms a mat of oval dark green foliage.  Leafy upright flowering stems host loose clusters of vibrant pink fragrant flowers with rounded lobes bloom from late spring into summer.  Best flowering in full sun and rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

 Spread: 

1.5' - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest:

SpringSummer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Powdery mildew can be a problem when there is summer humidity.  Cut back stems after flowering helps prevent mildew and self-seeding.  Spider mites can be an issue, particularly in hot dry conditions.  Watch for rabbits.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, , Naturalized AreasRock GardensWildlife GardenNative Garden, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: BeardtongueSpeedwell, Clematis 

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Phlox stolonifera Home Fires 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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