- Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 10 Inches
- Mature Spread 6 - 10 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
The Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox has a compact form and is not very tall, yet the showy flowers still command attention. Phlox stolonifera has star-shaped blooms with five petals in a lovely purple shade. Spring-time flowers bloom against a backdrop of dark green foliage. This beauty is low-maintenance and requires very little attention once acclimated.
This cultivar has an upright growth habit made up of densely branched stems. Creeping Phlox is a wonderful groundcover that can quickly fill in a bed or border while adding stunning springtime color. With time, the branches will cascade over the edge of a retaining wall or container or trim the stems to use the fragrant flowers in arrangements. Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox grows as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.
Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox Care
Plant the Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox in full shade to partial sun. Water weekly or when the top several inches of soil are dry. Water the soil around the plant when possible to keep the foliage dry and reduce the chance of powdery mildew. Plant in rich, moist, and well-drained soil and apply a balanced fertilizer each spring before new growth appears.
Pinch back spent flowers to encourage more blooms and maintain the shape. Prune during late spring or early summer if the stems become leggy. Propagate Phlox every few years as necessary.
Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox Spacing
The Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox is a spreading perennial that will reach 6 to 10 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart or grow 1 to 2 plants in a 12-inch container.
Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 10 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Habit: Spreading, Trailing|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Purple|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Edging, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Sherwood Purple Creeping Phlox|
|Scientific Name: PHLOX STOLONIFERA `SHERWOOD PURPLE`|
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