- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6-8 Inches
- Mature Width 18-22 Inches
- Growing Zones 3-8
‘Purple Sprite Phlox’ makes you think of those wonderful creatures in a mythical forest! A low growing phlox smothered with bright, purple flowers. This new hybrid phlox blooms a week later than Phlox subulata, the groundcover phlox that everyone knows. ‘Purple Sprite’ is short, growing only 6-8 inches tall and 18-22 inches wide. For those that live in salt prone areas, this phlox is salt tolerant!
Phlox are native to North America and bees and butterflies love it! ‘Purple Sprite’ is a late spring bloomer and is hardy from Zone 3a- 8b. This is a great plant to fill that blank space in the garden or use in a pollinator garden for it is sure to attract pollinators with that bright color. And even after the flowers fade, the bright, green foliage is always attractive in the garden.
Purple Sprite Phlox Care
‘Purple Sprite’ tolerates partial shade but blooms best in full sun. While water needs are just average, it does require an average but well-draining soil. It also helps if the soil is acidic to neutral. This phlox is very low maintenance once established.
Purple Sprite Phlox Spacing
This would be an outstanding phlox planted en masse in the landscape, sure to stop traffic and have onlookers oooooh and aahhh. It can also be used as a border in the garden, in perennial beds or just pop it in where late spring bulbs will bloom and can complement each other!
Purple Sprite Phlox Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8|
|Flower Color(s): Purple|
|Bloom Time: Late Spring|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun|
|Height Class: Short|
|Mature Height: 6-8 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 18-22 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 18-22 Inches|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Attracts: Hummingbirds & Butterflies|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Border Plant, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Fragrant Flower|
|Scientific Name: Purple Sprite Phlox hybrid USPPAF|
|Common Name: Purple Sprite Phlox|
|Other Name(s): Hybrid Spring Phlox|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.